The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee. It is home to Dundee's main collection spanning 400 million years and has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house stunning exhibitions of art, history and the environment. Throughout the galleries visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artefacts from industries past and present, plus enjoy a tour of some of the displays with our Audio Guides. There is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Other facilities include a café and gift shop. Admission Free.
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, an award-winning Victorian, Gothic building, is home to Dundee's main collection spanning 400 million years, and has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house stunning exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee.
Enjoy a Tour of the permanent displays with our Audio Guide Handsets. The Tour gives an introduction to the history of The McManus, takes in the Gothic Hall and highlights some of the City's collections in the Landscapes & Lives Gallery, selected artworks in the Victoria Gallery and also features information on architecture, shipbuilding and the nationally significant whaling collections in Dundee and The World and Making of Modern Dundee Galleries. The Tour Handsets cost £5 to hire on a first-come first-serve basis and are available in the following languages from McManus Reception - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Tours last approx. 1 hour. (Quote the code Web20 at reception, to receive a special 20% discount on the Guides).
In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year, including workshops, talks and tours.
With so many galleries and exhibits to see, you might want to take a break for a snack or lunch at our welcoming cafe, with its outdoor terrace and extensive menu. For a quality memento if your visit, be sure to pop into The McManus Shop, which stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery.
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