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The McManus

Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
+44 (0) 1382 307200
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: McManus Gallery - Attracting More Visitors By Reverting Back To The Original Albert Institute Name If this were in any other city than Dundee, it... more »
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Galway, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The McManus Gallery is centrally located in Dundee and really is an undiscovered gem. The quality of the displays in the museum, and more particularly the art gallery is wonderful. The staff have a real appreciation for the work contained there and are delighted to chat to visitors. The building was purpose built in the Victorian age as a museum... More

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scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The McManus takes an eclectic approach to Dundee's place in the world. Some of the displays and exhibits celebrate the city itself, looking at its history, industries and people. The focus changes throughout the museum, so on the top floor an exhibition explores how two indomitable ladies from Dundee set out to explore distant parts of the worlds and record... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A great place to visit on a wet day in Dundee. Wonderful displays and knowledgeable staff. On of the staff showed us things in pictures that we would never have seen. Visit the cafe and try the soup for lunch make sure you look at the windows in the cafe.

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Forfar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good service - good food - ideal for those in a hurry as service is excellent. Good city centre location too.

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been visiting this museum since childhood (1960s), and I always loved it, not so much since re-opening a few years ago though. Although this is still basically a good museum I think that they have made a mistake by removing some well loved exhibits such as the tenement room and contrasting Edwardian sitting room, also the interior of the... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots to see and well presented not in the slightest bit boring! .Great café too Easy to get to on foot .

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The building is fantastic architecturally inside and out. There is a wide range of exhibits spread over two floors. There are also displays giving information about Dundee, including temporary displays.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I nearly didn't visit The McManus because I saw there information leaflet and thought it was going to be some sort of awful modern art gallery. How pleasantly surprised I was when I found that this is in fact a first rate museum, that covers items of both local and national historical importance. Well worth a visit, younger people will... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you want to find out about Dundee then visit The McManus. Its FREE, has great displays about Dundee and its history as well as modern and classic art work all in a beautiful well maintained building. There is a cafe, a gift shop and the staff are very helpful.

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Sackville, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The McManus is a beautiful building. It offers an eclectic selection of exhibits, from contemporary photography to rooms on the history of Dundee. Well presented, well curated.

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