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The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

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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...more
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Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
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All reviews beautiful building well worth a visit whale skeleton natural history street kids stuffed animals free entry interesting exhibits nice cafe couple of hours few hours on display great place to visit all ages coffee shop city centre the ground floor
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Reviewed yesterday

The setting around the McManus is superb with many statues and DC Thomson Offices and Dundee High School nearby. Has a nice cafe. The exhibits are superb I especially liked the information on the Rail Bridge Disaster where 59 people died when the train fell...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank westhill33
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing building and so very interesting regarding Dundees history and surprised at the collection of well renowned paintings. So happy to see the one by John Pettie "Disbanded". I have a framed print in my hall and great to see the real one....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RuthyGlasgow
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic range of exhibitions and art. Free to enter and we loved it. Cafe is a touch on the expensive side

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DianeOnTour
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

5 Stars - thank you!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This building was built in honour of Prince Albert and I don’t think he would have been disappointed. Very impressive both inside and out. Lots of interesting exhibits about Dundee and from the wider world. Lots of beautiful paintings both very traditional and modern. Very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank keskarosie
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy to hear that you enjoyed our building and wide range of exhibits and that you make a return visit in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great looking building inside and out, friendly and easy to talk to staff....Extremely interesting exhibitions which takes you back in time. Honestly just love it all, we spent over two fascinating hours here Thank You .......The V&A could lean a lot by visiting here.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bigdisapointed
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear you loved your visit to us, we hope you make a return visit in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Puts the VandA in the shade. More exhibits, more interest, just what a museum should be. Just not hyped up as much as it should be.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Boermund
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear you are one of our many returning visitors and continue to enjoy our exhibits!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Scotland’s gem museums/visitor attractions. Well laid exhibits charting Dundee’s rise, fall and recuperation. Friendly staff, full of information and advice. Get your photie taken with Dundee’s most famous son.... Oor Willie is just outside.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mwspear
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and 5 Stars!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after being at the V&A in Dundee, which was a disaster. We spent most of the afternoon going round all the exhibitions, wad very good, had tea and cake in the cafe after which was nice plus the cafe is nice and bright....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank merc43
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and enjoyed our café facilities!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd recommend a visit here to anybody, the staff were friendly and there is a wide range of accessible and interesting exhibits. We were lucky enough to go when the Beano exhibition was on, which was not only really imaginatively presented but suitably wacky and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil K
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit last year, you may want to visit again for our Wise Ways Exhibition which is now on. 5* Stars - thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is lovely the outside it is so picturesque, there is a cafe inside. Free entery so well woth a wee visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Donna C
LACDundee, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

5 Stars - thank you!

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lorrainek255
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Response from LACDundee | Property representative |
Hi unfortunately we do not have translation facilities within the galleries.
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Response from M A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there is no free parking beside the Mcmanus .There is metered parking bays and some disabled parking spaces in Reform street (beside mcmanus) and the Overgate car park and Wellgate car park are 5 min walk from the... More
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