Visitor Information

Where to Find Us

At present the University has no permanent Museum building in which to display its Collections. Instead, we have a variety of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays in different buildings around the University. You can find most of the buildings listed below on the interactive campus map.

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. 
The Tower Foyer and Lamb Galleries are currently open Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00 - we hope to resume Saturday openings in the near future.


Tower Building by J McIntosh Patrick

Carnelley Building

This houses the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, normally open one Saturday a month, Fridays afternoons during the summer and by appointment at other times.

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.


University House

Harris Building

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

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. An appointment is required to visit.


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

Medical School

Ninewells Hospital is the venue for the Tayside Medical History Museum, showing regular exhibitions on local medical history, as well as a collection of fine portraits from Dundee Royal Infirmary.

And the rest...

There are other permanent displays in:

  • Comparative Anatomy - Dental School
  • Mechanical Engineering - Fulton Building
  • Law and Psychology - Scrymgeour Building
  • and more...

For everything else, and for further information, please visit our office and storerooms at Hawkhill House, 5-7 Hawkhill Place


Hawkhill House

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Museum Services (i.e. the part of the University responsible for the management of the University’s museum collections) is not part of the University Library and not subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. However, Museum Services is happy to consider requests for the reuse of information they create, although any such reuse may be chargeable. Please contact us with questions or requests for reuse.


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