The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee.
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 facinating exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee.
Visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artifacts from industries past and present. In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
New for 2019 are 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 - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Pick up a Hanset at McManus reception and enjoy!
The McManus Shop stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery. The welcoming café with an outdoor terrace boasts an extensive menu.
For details of the changing programme of exhibitions and events, visit the website www.leisureandculturedundee.com