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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 renovated building looks clean and inviting and the exhibits covering Dundee's history are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ColinRH
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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This art gallery has some interesting things about Dundee’s past but probably doesn’t concentrate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
B5737IKthomasm
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Albert Square | Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA, Scotland
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"local history"
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"interesting stuff"
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"nice cafe"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The renovated building looks clean and inviting and the exhibits covering Dundee's history are interesting and informative. The cafe also looks quite cosy with its stained glass window providing varied light in addition to the big windows. However, I disagree with another reviewer about the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This art gallery has some interesting things about Dundee’s past but probably doesn’t concentrate enough on Dundee’s brilliant history with DC Comics. Even though there was a special exhibition on the Bash Street Kids, there wasn’t enough coverage of the brilliant Broons and Oor Wullie...More

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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback and review. Hope you enjoyed the Bash Street's Back at the McMenance! Exhibition. We try to cover many aspects of Dundee's History and Heritage for everyone to enjoy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous building and the exhibitions across all floors are fantastic. The latest Beano exhibition is fabulous for kids of all ages. You could spend all day here as so much to see. All for the cost of a donation.

Thank gcarr2803
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed our many galleries and our new Bash Street exhibition. Thank you for your 5 star review.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free gem in the city centre - pop in for an hour or two - the building itself is a work of art. Good coffee too!

Thank marysaunders2005
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The special exhibition was good and there was much of Dundee history to look at if that failed to attract our attention. Although as Dundonians we may have had more personal connection with this than a visitor to the city.

Thank chanson97
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

With being locals to Dundee, we hope you come back and visit us again soon! Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a glimpse of Dundee,s heritage Disabled access ,nice café & souvenir shop Interesting look at Dundee,s industrial past

Thank robertcockburn230
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 stars and praise for our facilities!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend stopping here for afternoon coffee. An ideal location and if the weather's nice a good place to sit outside and watch the world go by

Thank Graham S
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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 visit. We hope you seen our Bash Street exhibition!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of this building is amazing and the exhibits are very interesting. Very friendly, helpful and informative staff. Café provides light lunches and snacks to keep you going.

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

With such a positive review we hope you come back and visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my girls here today to see the Beano exhibition. They absolutely loved it. There was also a family room to do your own comic strip, colouring in and dress up as your favourite character.

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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Beano and Bash Street Kids are well loved by all ages, great that you have created happy memories with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee in here is excellent, really good quality. Me and my friends come in here every Friday for breakfastand a catch up and we have never been disappointed. What a friendly bunch of waitress. Prices really good

Thank jjjacqui-rose
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McManusTeam, Administrator at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

5* Thank you, we hope you have had a visit to our Bash Street Exhibition also.

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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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