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The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
+44 1382 307200
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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 Dundee's main collection spanning 400 million years and has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house facinating exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee. Throughout the galleries visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artifacts from industries past and present. In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. The retail area stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery. The welcoming café with an outdoor terrace boasts an extensive menu.
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Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
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We had decided to visit Dundee and the tourist information lady told us about The McManus as a good coffee stop. So glad we went. There is a nice cafe inside, the museum is free and had a lovely Beano exhibition as the print works...More

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Reviewed today

We made a deliberate trip to Dundee to see the DC Thomson exhibition. It was really enjoyable as is the entire gallery. You can see the Tay Whale and how Dundee looked at it's industrial. many businesses such as "The Cash" and Michelin are highlighted....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only had a short time to look around the museum. Well worth another visit. Well done to the Charity that runs and manages this gem

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wanted to stop in Dundee for a coffee and visit something as well on my drive north. So I visited the McManus for the first time. Very impressed. Building itself is worth seeing. Great account of Dundee's history as well as paintings. And Dennis...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Travelled all the way up from Cardiff to see the McMenace Exhibition and was not disappointed. Lots to see, original drawings and artwork and a really good glimpse into the history of the most loved comic in the UK. My only criticism is that I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent gallery and very unusual items to look at. Cafe was very reasonably priced. Free entry which is a good thing.

Thank clancameron118
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great review - thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local museum with lots to see particularly about Dundee and the surrounding areas. Incorporating an art gallery as well. Good cafe but the room it's in has very high ceilings so the echo of knives and forks and chatter resonates loudly!

Thank Ernest B
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review, your comments have been noted.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my granddaughter for the mcmenace exhibition. Enjoyed the displays, comics tee shirts etc also walked through the rest of the museum displays of local football teams. NCR, Michelin, jute factories tay bridge etc worth a visit

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you both enjoyed your walk about, we hope you return to visit us again. .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting and eclectic mix of objects, well laid out and ordered, with clear explanations of their connection to Dundee. The Beano 80th anniversary exhibition is well worth a visit.

Thank Chris B
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear you had a very interesting visit and hope that you may visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only got 20 minutes at the end of the day, just to see the ceramic penguins. However, lots on display, and well worth a further visit.

Thank Kevin I
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

20 minutes is just not long enough to visit us, we do hope you manage to return!

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Lorraine K
June 25, 2018|
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Response from McManusTeam | Property representative |
Hi unfortunately we do not have translation facilities within the galleries.
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Annaberree
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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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