McManus Gallery: A fascinating museum, inside and out

A building as fascinating as the objects inside it, the McManus has been a feature of Dundee for 150 years.

Officially opened in 1867 as the Albert Institute, at the time it was the grandest memorial to Queen Victoria’s husband outside of London.

The Victorian Gothic-style building was designed by architect George Gilbert Scott. It is home to an unrivalled collection of historical artefacts and artworks which tell the story of Dundee and the city’s impact on the wider world.

Jam, jute and journalism form only a small part of what’s on display in the McManus, which contains eight galleries across two floors. There is also a great cafe and shop.


Address: Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA

Phone:  01382 307200


Richard Rooney

Richard Rooney

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