The McManus Galleries are housed in an award-winning Victorian Gothic building, is home to Dundee's primary collection, crossing 400 million years, and has been at the heart of the city's art and culture since 1867. Eight magnificent open galleries house fascinating exhibitions on art, history, and the environment, providing a fascinating insight into Dundee.
The building was initially designed as a memorial to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It was to house reading rooms, an art gallery, and a student reference library provided by the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
In the galleries, visitors can learn more about the region's early man, admire beautiful paintings and explore artifacts from past and present industries. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, a changing program of shows and events is offered throughout the year.
The McManus shop offers a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books, and jewelry. The cozy café, with an outdoor terrace, offers a varied menu.