International Garden Photographer of the Year

An array of the beauty of flora, fauna and landscapes from around the world in this spectacular showcase of selected awarded images from International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 17.

Discovery Repairs: Explore the Build

Experience conservation work undertaken by Scottish engineers using traditional methods, to restore Discovery’s ageing timbers as she approaches her 100th anniversary as a Royal Research Ship in 2025!

Adopt an Object

Support us to care for our nationally significant Polar and Jute Collections.

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Discover the difference your business could make to our work in Dundee.

Our Sustainability Strategy

At Dundee Heritage Trust, we are committed to protecting and sharing our local and global heritage for current and future generations.

Latest News

Keep up to date with news and stories from Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum.

Polar Publications

Celebrate two iconic publications from within our Polar Collections; the famous South Polar Times compiled on Discovery in 1902, and Shackleton’s rare Aurora Australis.

The Boss

As 2024 marks #Shackleton150, we look at just some of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Discovery story, and how his first trip to Antarctica paved the way for an incredible career in Polar exploration.

On the left half of the image, blue gradient. On the right, a suspended model of Earth, with a layered wooden backdrop.


At Dundee Heritage Trust, we are committed to protect and share our local and global heritage
for current and future generations.

To do this, we know it is vital to protect our planet.

Our Sustainability Strategy

  • The science is clear: climate change is the most urgent risk to our planet this decade.
    We will urgently and continuously strive to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in the coming months and years. In 2024, we will set our first quantified emissions reduction target for our Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
  • We know people and the planet both benefit from the responsible use of natural resources.
    We will endeavour to embed this knowledge through new approaches to procurement, use, and waste at our museums in 2023, including for exhibitions, conferences, and events.
  • We will ensure our decision-making is rooted in evidence.
    We will measure, monitor, and record our impact across all areas of a detailed action plan across seven themes: Energy, Water, Waste, Food and drink, Transport, Nature, and People. We will use this to set quantified SMART targets as we develop our plans for 2024-25.
  • We will be transparent about our progress and accountable for our promises.
    A Sustainability Working Group will lead the execution of this strategy, which is publicly available online, and we will report regularly on progress to internal and external stakeholders, including in the Annual Report of the Trustees.
  • We will always put people at the heart of our efforts.
    As we embark on the next stage of our sustainability journey, we will listen to all our stakeholders, engage our people in the challenges and their solutions, and empower everyone to act to protect our planet and its heritage for current and future generations. 

With thanks to all our contributors

We are grateful to all the staff, supporters, and wonderful educators who have helped to inform and shape this strategy and our action plan for 2023-24.

For more information or if you’d just like to chat about what we are doing, please feel free to get in touch at

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