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The McManus

Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
+44 (0) 1382 307200
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Ranked #5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a very pleasant experiance and i can strongly recomend this wonderfull museum to all whom may be interested in art and history. Thumbs up big times.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Firstly, The McManus is a lovely building, a Victorian work of art in itself. But it's not a stuffy old museum - it has been thoroughly modernised and refurbished inside and is full of interesting collections relating to Dundee's history and culture as well as important paintings and artworks. There's a decent cafe and shop too. You can spend hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Amazing this gem in the middle of Dundee city centre! Free to walk in and worth a visit or two, three, four :-)

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Story of Dundee told in an interesting way -- surprised at the quality and range of the art on display. Enjoyed a visit to the café -- sat outside to enjoy the sunshine.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I didn't have very long to explore the McManus today but liked what I saw, and I'll certainly go back when I have a bit more time. Probably next week. The building is lovely, well worth a visit for that alone, but I also liked the exhibits I saw. Some of the paintings are super. As far as I could... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our second visit since the gallery was reopened after the major refurbishment and like the first one we were very disappointed. We had made regular visits to the Museum mainly in the 80s with out children and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlight of the visit was the old shop which brought back memories of things that I... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

lovely museum, free entry. The building itself is extremely nice, I really enjoyed the paintings and all the items related to the story of Dundee (from the very old Pict crosses to the more modern videogames) and the stories of all people who made the story of Dundee and Scotland. What I didn't really appreciate was the embalmed animals area.... More

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the best things about this museum/gallery is the building itself. The wood panelling and roof trusses are just unbelievable. The floor tiling on the ground floor is very intricate in areas and again a work of extreme craftsmanship not to mention the glasswork in the windows. Its a great place just to walk around for the fact its... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was recommended to visit this place as a good coffee stop and attraction. We had coffee and cake outside on a sunny day which was nice but inside was very pleasant too with lovely stained glass windows in the restaurant. Good selection of food on offer. The building has its own history and the story boards give you a fascinating... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

we visited last Friday and were very taken with this museum a lot of though has gone into the layout with plenty of descriptive text with each exhibit .Jute ,jam and whaling are dealt with ,we found the whole place fascinating. There is also a superb art gallery with many famous painters represented including the Glasgow Boys......you will not be... More

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