Top 10 Things to do in Dundee, United Kingdom (UK)

August 24, 2017 Russell Mellin

Dundee in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Dundee with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Verdant WorksVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland +44 1382 309060
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Verdant WorksVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

Verdant Works | Made in Dundee | One Mill | Many Stories Verdant Works is a world-class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building which dates back to 1833. The story of jute and the story of Dundee are inseparable. The industry employed 50,000 people in the city at its peak and supplied much of the world’s demand for jute goods. As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace you will: – Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled 19th century courtyard – Enter a busy jute office of 1900 and meet some characters of the period – Find out how jute was harvested in India, how and why it came to Dundee and more about Dundee’s bustling docks – Experience the deafening sounds of the machines and see the jute process from raw fibre to woven cloth – See a typical Dundee ‘plettie’, learn about tenement life and the health of the mill workers. – Discover who ‘kettle bilers’ were and all about the reversal of traditional gender roles in Dundee – finding out about mill girls, Suffragettes and the unions. – Visit the Victorian Half-Time School and also see how the workers spent their precious leisure time. – Enjoy drop in family activities in our specially designed Red Box learning hub – Learn about pattern casting, engineering and stop to pick up tips for researching local and family history in our History Hub – Appreciate the stunning mill architecture from the two viewing platforms in the High Mill – Watch in awe as the 1801 Boulton & Watt beam engine chugs into action … and don’t forget to stop by our gift shop and café to get a well-earned cup of tea and Dundee cake!

Reviewed By ecosse_kiwi - Oxford, United Kingdom

Fascinating morning learning about the importance of jute manufacture in Dundee. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Well structured and informative visit and essential for understanding history of Dundee.

2. Discovery PointVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

Discovery Point Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland +44 1382 309060
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Discovery PointVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

MADE IN DUNDEE | DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE Discovery Point is home to the world famous Antarctic research vessel RRS Discovery. This award-winning visitor attraction tells the story of the Discovery, from her beginnings in Dundee in to her amazing Antarctic expedition and her voyages thereafter. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his heroic team at Discovery Point! Find out about the Heroes of the Ice who braved the harsh conditions of the Antarctic and hear their stories first hand. As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace you will: Enter the shipyard and find out how and why Discovery was built Learn about the first voyage of Discovery to the most inhospitable place on the earth Walk in the footsteps of Heroes and climb aboard one of the most incredible ships ever built Find out about ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and explore the crews quarters and the Officers Wardroom Discover more about the ships voyages and journeys after The Discovery Expedition. Don't forget to visit the gift shop for unique Discovery themed items or your very own cuddly toy Emma Penguin. There is also a cafe on site with something for all tastes.

Reviewed By BrendanEugene - Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Without doubt a “must see” attraction for any visitors to Dundee this authentic atmospheric experience is incredibly conveniently located almost opposite the rail station with the stunning new V&A rising up in the background.
The story of The Discovery from its inception, the desire to charter unknown Antarctica, the skill of the Dundee shipwrights, the crew - including Scott and Shackleton, and it’s Mission is beautifully laid out, highly informative with a range of genuine articles dating from Scott’s original expedition. The sudden blasts of cold wind during the film show were particularly polar on the freezing cold day we visited!
The compact size of the ship itself comes as a bit of a surprise. Visitors can explore both above and below decks - even looking into Captain Scott’s cabin.

Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland +44 1382 307200
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4.5 based on 738 reviews

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & MuseumVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

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. Throughout the galleries 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. The retail area stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery. The welcoming café with an outdoor Terrace boasts an extensive menu.

Reviewed By blairboy2017 - Blairgowrie, United Kingdom

If you are looking for a nice clean friendly place to visit and eat there's no place like the McManus. It is the first choice for us every time we visit the city. Good internal attractions combined with a lovely clean cafeteria with well apportioned...MoreThank you for your great review and 5 stars!

4. The Dundee LawVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

Dundee, Scotland
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The Dundee LawVisitScotland Tourism Organisation9 Bucket list attractions in and around Dundee

Reviewed By DavidMorris - Hythe, United Kingdom

Been up here several times. We always drive up (I'd imagine it's challenging to walk at my age!)....carefully follow the signs and NOT your instinct.
Parking for about a dozen cars at the top. Excellent views all around....over the river, the city, the football grounds, the rail and road Bridges.....

5. Dundee Museum of Transport

Unit E 10 Market Mews Market Street | Market Street, Dundee DD1 3LA, Scotland +44 1382 455196
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Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee Museum of Transport tells the stories of local transport pioneers and innovators as well as displaying vehicles from local and national collections. Come along and learn about Dundee’s tram network, railway and marine history. Look around our constantly changing selection of cars, commercial vehicles and buses. Get up close and personal with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and have a look at our recreation of Dundee’s first flying machine. We host transport related events throughout the year, so keep an eye on our website for details of these, and new additions to our collection.

Reviewed By iain m - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Must admit didn't know this place existed!! It's hidden away off brought ferry road but well worth a visit. Has 3 main areas with various cars, bus, teams, fire engines etc. Good for kids and adults - mainly if your from Dundee as it has...MoreThanks for taking the time to review and recommend our museum. We have an exciting programme of Exhibitions and events lined up for 2018 - check our FB page and our Website We look forward to seeing your kids and you again! Best wishes, Ophelie

6. Desperate Dan Statue

High Street, Dundee DD1 1SG, Scotland
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Desperate Dan Statue

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Great to see DC Thopmson comics represented like this we all grew up with these characters and certainly guaranteed my life long love of steak pies ! Tourists may be a little puzzled but it certainly attracts loads of selfies .

7. Dundee Contemporary ArtsVisitScotland Tourism Organisation10 hidden gem attractions in the City of Dundee

152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY, Scotland +44 1382 909900
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Dundee Contemporary ArtsVisitScotland Tourism Organisation10 hidden gem attractions in the City of Dundee

Reviewed By 588phoebe - Dundee, United Kingdom

Interesting and varied film programme here with two wee comfy cinemas, makes for a great cinema experience. Excellent design led gift shop for inspirational gift ideas. The challenging contemporary art Exhibitions may not be for everyone but there are plenty of other good reasons to visit here. Especially the lively bar and restaurant area that offers great selection of quality beers and gins, with some good food available. Service here has improved immensely and staff are really friendly and helpful.

8. HMS UnicornVisitScotland Tourism Organisation10 hidden gem attractions in the City of Dundee

South Victoria Dock Road | Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland +44 1382 200900
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HMS UnicornVisitScotland Tourism Organisation10 hidden gem attractions in the City of Dundee

** HMS Unicorn is currently closed for maintenance. Come and visit us on Saturday 21 April 2018 for our Spring Fayre re-opening! ** HMS Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee. Built in 1824, she is one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland's only preserved warship from the Golden Age of Sail. Great fun for all the family, HMS Unicorn is open all year round and boasts four atmospheric decks to explore. So come aboard and join us on the world's most original wooden warship!

Reviewed By JeniScotland - Scotland

Ok, I'll be honest, I love unicorns and all things related so I was always going to be happy aboard, but I attended an engagement party on board, and highly commend the staff, surroundings, and facilities.
I adored the choice of 'Marie Antoinette' glasses for serving the fizz, and the history and ambience of the ship are magnificent.
I appreciate that space is at a premium, but the shortage of toilet facilities was the only negative, but everyone in the queue were in good spirits and accepted that an ancient vessel wasn't really built to accommodate lots of women!
First class venue, and I will be back to visit her during her 'day job' as a museum, as it is many years since I last did.

9. Broughty Castle

Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 2PE, Scotland +44 1382 436916
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Broughty Castle

Reviewed By Marionhas4 - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

We came across the castle, more by accident, while having a walk along the shoreline of the river Tay on a sunny January afternoon.
The entry was free and we had an interesting talk with the two gentlemen 'guides'. The castle has an interesting history going back to the 15th century, although most of the building has been rebuilt.
We were free to investigate all the rooms, which are over about 3 floors. All the rooms are very interesting, warm and free of damp, therefore very fresh. There are beautiful views from all the windows.
The castle is a historic monument and the building itself is kept in order by Historic Scotland, but run by the City of Dundee Council. There is a small gift shop and a small cafe with self service drinks.
We enjoyed our visit and would return to learn more about Broughty Castle.

10. Camperdown Country Park

Kingsway west, Dundee, Scotland +44 1382 431811
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Camperdown Country Park

Reviewed By hastken - scotland

Camperdown park is the largest park in Dundee & has loads of different amenities.These include an 18 hole golf course. ...a popular zoo....children's play area...Cafe & loads of outdoor area for walks or BBQ's. It is used for events such as flower & food exibitions& music festivals.A great place for adults & kids...

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