It costs around £1 million each year to run Discovery Point and Verdant Works museums, and Dundee Heritage Trust receives just 5% of this from public funding. We are therefore very grateful for the support of organisations and individuals whose generosity makes it possible for us to care for our collections, provide an award-winning learning programme and engage people of all ages and backgrounds with Dundee’s inspiring story.

However you choose to support us, your valued contribution will allow us to continue with our aim of preserving and interpreting Dundee’s heritage for future generations.



Support our online fundraising by making a one-off donation through my donate

By cheque

To make a one-off donation by post please make your cheque payable to:

Dundee Heritage Trust and post payment to:

Dundee Heritage Trust, Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1  4XA

Donate by bank transfer

To make a donation to the Dundee Heritage Trust directly from your bank account, or to set up a regular standing order, please contact our Development Officer e: Brian Kelly t: + 44 (0) 1382 309060 for further information.

Give during your visit

If you would prefer to make a donation in person, there are donation boxes in the Museum, or you can speak to a member of our front of house team during your visit.

Leave a Legacy

One of the most effective and personal ways to make a lasting impact on the Trust’s work is to remember our charity in your will.

Legacies can be designated to a particular aspect of our work, such as education, supporting conservation projects, or upgrading our galleries or they can be left to the discretion of the Trust.

Whichever you choose, your generosity and passion for Dundee Heritage Trust will ensure our continued success.

To find out more contact our Development Officer on t: +44 (0)1382 309060 or email us here >

Fundraising events and appeals

We run targeted appeals for specific projects at both venues. Through these appeals, our supporters make a lasting impact on our work.  We recently successfully raised over £40,000 towards the RRS Discovery conservation project in our first crowdfunding appeal.  We also hold large events to raise funds for the Trust.

To discuss your gift with a member of the Development team please call +44 (0)1382 309060

Heritage Partner Scheme

The support of the business community is essential to the continued success of Dundee Heritage Trust. To this end, we provide commercially attractive packages which make sound business sense for a company to sign up to.

Through our Heritage Partnership Scheme your own staff, existing clients, potential customers and visiting dignitaries can all make use of our facilities, giving them a positive, interesting and cultural experience.
For further information contact Brian Kelly our Development Officer e: Brian

Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust

Dundee Heritage Trust has a Friends organisation of around two hundred members. Of these some thirty to forty are active volunteers assisting with guiding, administration and accounts work. Others work in the archives and collections areas and some are involved with the education programme. The Friends group also raises funds for the Trust and has a busy programme of social events.

As a Friend you are entitled to:

  • Privileged year-round admission to Discovery Point, RRS Discovery and Verdant Works
  • Discount offers in the shops and cafes
  • A copy of the Trust’s magazine Shuttle which is produced twice a year plus regular newsletters
  • A standing invitation to a variety of social activities throughout the year
  • The chance to actively help in the Trust’s exciting projects

Annual subscription is currently £15

For more information please contact Iain Sword

The Membership Secretary
Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust
Discovery Point, Discovery Quay
Dundee DD1 4XA


Would you like to assist with the work of Dundee Heritage Trust? New volunteers are always welcome at either Discovery Point or  Verdant Works. Guides and machinery operators are always needed so if you can spare just a few hours a week, are interested in history and would you like to share your enthusiasm with others please get in touch. No experience is necessary as full training will be given. You would be welcomed as part of our small team. Please contact Val King at Discovery Point on +44 (0)1382 309060 or e: admin