Visitor Information

Where to Find Us

At present the University has no permanent Museum building in which to display its Collections. Instead, the Curator stages a variety of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays. 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 are also works of art on display in the Baxter Conference Suite foyer, the River Rooms and other parts of the building.
The Tower Foyer and Lamb Galleries are open Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00 Sat 13.00-17.00 (shorter hours may apply during University vacations).


Tower Building by J McIntosh Patrick

Carnelley Building

This houses the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, open 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.

Harris Building

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


University House

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.

West Park House

Now a conference centre, the house was originally built for Sir William Henderson, one of the principal benefactors of Dundee's Art College. We have more fine art on display here, including works by John Phillip, David Foggie and John Thomson of Duddingston. Again, an appointment is required.


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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