The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee

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A stunning Victorian Gothic building housing Dundee's main collection; the galleries offer a fascinating insight into Dundee through exhibitions of art, history and the environment. The McManus welcomes visitors from Dundee and beyond.

The McManus also hosts special exhibitions and delivers an impressive creative learning and events programme each year. The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum is operated by Leisure and Culture Dundee www.leisureandculturedundee.com.
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  • When I was a child I used to visit this museum often in the seven weeks holiday, shows my age. I may be looking through rose coloured spectacles but it seems to have lost some of its magic. I did atte...  more »
  • A free and quiet day out for all. The museum and gallery is fitted with a lift for wheelchair access. Lots of interesting artifacts. The cafe lets it down, too expensive for what you get.  more »
  • Rained all day so we did both the art galleries in Dundee. This is an exceptional building. Well done Dundee you all should be proud of this display. It covers all aspects of the town history with som...  more »
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  • Excellent gallery with good interpretation and local relevance. Decent gift shop and adequate if not wonderful restaurant. We come from Aberdeen and have enjoyed exploring the McManus recently while the Aberdeen Art Gallery is shut for building work.
  • A magnificent Gothic building, inside and out, This museum has a wonderful collection of everything imaginable. I thoroughly enjoyed the art collection. You could spend hours going from room to room. I was thrilled with the Oor Wullie collection, very informative. There is also a statue of him outside sitting on the wall. I would highly recommend a visit here...
  • The Magnificent McManus! A great museum with something for all ages to enjoy and muse over! Brings local history,natural history and fine art under one roof. Thoroughly recommend. Great cafe to boot which serves good food at good prices. Good wheel chair accessibility.
  • Lots of things to look at from a Dundee perspective, a nice way to spend a couple of hours and best of all its free. Well worth a stopping by if you are visiting Dundee.
  • Several different galleries displaying a variety of styles. Good local museum. Nice cafe.

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