Once most famous for its industrial grime, Dundee has evolved into a vibrant art, design, music and theatre scene. It’s the UK’s first designated UNESCO City of Design and now has the first design museum outside of London. The new V&A Museum Of Design is housed in a world-class building at the heart of the newly transformed waterfront. Visit and learn the story of Scotland's outstanding design heritage.

McManus is Dundee’s major museum, but don’t miss the Dundee Contemporary Arts. A focal point for the arts and design crowd, the building serves as a design shop, hip café, gallery and arts cinema. Just as must-see is the Dundee Science Centre (formerly known as Sensation), a museum devoted to the senses: slide through a cut-away head on a pink tongue, before exiting through a nostril. Sensational, indeed.

Down by the waterfront you can explore the Royal Research Ship Discovery, launched in 1901 to explore the South Pole. In the evening the west side of Perth offers great bars and a wonderful view over Britain’s most powerful river, the Tay. After a pint of deuchars, find a bench and just watch the river go by. No longer just Scotland’s fourth city, Dundee is an absolute delight.

British Golf Museum

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British Golf Museum

Since the world-famous St Andrews course is located nearby, it only stands to reason that the British Museum of Golf would be found here, too. Learn about the early history of the game as well as the storied history of the St Andrews course.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

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Dundee Contemporary Arts

Located in the center of the city, the Dundee Contemporary Arts is a vibrant building with five floors filled with unique exhibits, world cinema, a café-bar, and a working print studio.

Broughty Castle Museum

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Broughty Castle Museum

Discover more about the people, environment, history, and even the wildlife of nearby Broughty Ferry in an amazing 15th century coastal fort. Explore the grounds or browse the exhibits in the onsite museum.

Dundee, Scotland At a glance

Current Weather:
Partly Cloudy (Night)
7°C / 45 °F
Scattered Thunderstorms
Current Time:
8:20:45 pm2018/11/18 20:20:45 pm
Sunday, November 18
UTC/GMT +00:00
British Pound
Exchange Rates:
  • 1.33
  • 1.72
  • 1.73
  • 1.14
  • 85.84
  • 4.36
  • 25.46
  • 1.93
Local Details:
Size: 67.00 KM2 (25.87 MI2)
Population: 148,260
Density: 2,213 Pop/KM2 (854 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: 44

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