Visiting the University of Dundee Museums

Visitor information for our range of collections and buildings

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We have a variety of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays in different buildings around the University. 

Tower Building

You can see regular exhibitions from the collections in the Tower Foyer Gallery on the ground floor and the Lamb Gallery on the first floor.

There is also a permanent display from our Comics Art Collection in the Baxter Conference Suite foyer on the first floor.

Opening times for the Tower Building

Monday to Friday - 09:30-19:00

Saturday 11.00-16.00 (shorter hours may apply during University vacations)

Read more about the Tower Building

Carnelley Building

This houses the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum,

Opening times for the Carnelley Building

  • normally open one Saturday a month
  • Fridays afternoons during the summer 
  • by appointment at other times

Read more about the Carnelley Building

Dalhousie Building

Numerous artworks from the collections are on display in the corridors and stairwells of this building, notably some significant artists' prints, displayed in Block 2.

Opening times for the Dalhousie Building

Monday to Friday - 09:30-18:00

Read more about the Dalhousie Building

Harris Building

In the foyer you can see a permanent display of historic Physics instruments and equipment.

Opening times for the Harris Building

Monday to Friday - 09:30-18:00

Read more about the Harris Building

University House

This house (built as Elmslea in 1864 and home to two significant art collectors, William Ritchie and John Robertson) has traditionally been used as the Principal's Residence, and hosts some of our most impressive paintings, including works by Raeburn, McTaggart, Cadell and John Duncan.

Opening times for University House

An appointment is required to visit.


Various artworks are displayed in this building, as well as a stunning carved stone cross by Hew Lorimer. 

Opening times for the Chaplaincy

Monday to Friday - 09:30-18:00

Read more about the Chaplaincy

School of Medicine

Ninewells Hospital is the venue for the Tayside Medical History Museum, featuring both permanent and changing displays of local medical history. There are also various artworks on display around the School.

Opening times for the Medical School

Monday to Friday - 09:30-18:00

Read more about Ninewells Hospital

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

The Art College Library in the Matthew Building houses abcD (artists’ book collection Dundee), a superb collection of book art by UK and international artists.

An appointment is required to visit.

Hawkhill House

This 18th-century building houses our main stores and offices. We welcome researchers to come and visit our collections.

An appointment is required to visit.


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