Heritage Brought to Life

Discover the stories of Dundee’s people and the city’s industrial past; hear the roar of mill machinery; try Dundee’s famous cake; and more, as the city’s heritage is brought to life in our beautiful 1830s jute mill.

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.

Become a Corporate Supporter

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.


Privacy Policy

Key details

This privacy policy describes how Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd (DIH Ltd) and Dundee Heritage Trust (DHT) protects and makes use of the information you give the company.

Who we are

Formed in 1985, Dundee Heritage Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the guardianship, preservation and portrayal of Dundee’s Heritage in ways that educate, inspire and enlighten current and future generations.  Registered office, Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, DD1 4BJ Registered Charity No. SC011328

Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd is the operating company of DHT. Registered Office: Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, DD1 4BJ Registered in Scotland SC093109 Registered Charity No. SC002268

If you are asked to provide information to Dundee Heritage Trust or Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is reviewed and updated from time to time.  The latest version published will take precedence at all times.

This privacy policy was updated on 17 April 2018.


We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions and services to be provided by DIH Ltd and DHT.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use our services and products and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What information do we gather?

We may collect the following information;

–          Name and job title

–          Contact information, including email address

–          Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests

–          Website usage data

–          Other information relevant to client enquiries

–          Other information about special offers and surveys

How we use this information

Collecting this information helps us understand what you are looking from the company enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use information:

–          To provide you with our services

–          To improve the products and services we provide

–          To contact you in response to a specific enquiry

–          To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think may be relevant to you

–          To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you

–          To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons

–          To build an understanding of our visitors, members and supporters

–          To send you information about fundraising campaigns.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details to our organisation, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to:

–          Opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily via one of these methods:

–          Send an email to admin@dundeeheritage.co.uk

–          Write to our Information Officer at Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Subject Access Request

At any time, you may request that we delete or correct your personal data information.  If you wish to correct any information on you held by DIH Ltd / DHT, simply contact us.


We will always hold your information securely and have implemented physical and electronic safeguards and procedures to prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information.

Our procedures ensure we work with all personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

Links from our website

Our website may contain links to other websites.

Our Privacy Policy only covers the Dundee Heritage Trust domain (rrsdiscovery.co.uk, verdantworks.co.uk,  dundeeheritagetrust.co.uk).

Please note that if you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites.  Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.



© Copyright [2024]

Material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

The permission to reproduce Dundee Heritage Trust copyright-protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

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