PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNIVERSITY RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO COVID-19, OUR PUBLIC VENUES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT FROM 26 APRIL 2021 WE CAN OFFER VISITS TO SOME OF OUR COLLECTIONS BY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS.
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.
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).
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.
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.
In the foyer you can see a permanent display of historic Physics instruments and equipment.
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.
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.
There are other permanent displays in:
For everything else, and for further information, please visit our office and storerooms at Hawkhill House, 5-7 Hawkhill Place
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