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McManus Galleries

The McManus Galleries is Dundee's flagship art gallery which offers visitors an insight into Dundee's fascinating past and present.

Boasting a range of incredible range of incredible artefacts that have valuable connection to Dundee's past and present. It is considered by many to be the best visitor attraction in the city, and with it's breathtaking exterior and amazing features in the collections, it is hard to disagree.


The McManus Galleries have been an integral part of the city's cultural landscape since their establishment in 1867 as The Albert Institute, named after Prince Albert.

The museum opened as The McManus Galleries in 1984 following refurbishment and was renamed after Lord Provost Maurice McManus, who served from 1960-67.

The galleries boast a diverse array of collections encompassing fine art, decorative art, natural history specimens, and archaeological artifacts relating to Dundee and it's history.


There are no admission fees to access the McManus Galleries, however a donation is welcome.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Sundays, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time.


as featured on the McManus website

  • Two disabled parking bays are located to the rear of the building

  • There is level access to both rear and main entrances to the building

  • There is full wheelchair access to all public areas of the building and a lift to all floors

  • Wheelchairs are available for loan from the reception area

  • The reception desk is fitted with an induction loop

  • Room thresholds have lighting to assist visitors with partial sight and there are larger text sizes on displays

  • We aim to have large format labels available for our displays

  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and recognised assistance dogs are admitted

  • The museum has an adapted unisex toilet on the ground floor


The McManus Galleries is located in Dundee's Albert Square, just off Reform Street and opposite the DC Thomson building.



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