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 Dundee Heritage Trust directly from your bank account, or to set up a regular standing order, please contact our Development Officer e: development 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 Museums, 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 e: development or t: +44 (0)1382 309060

Fundraising Appeals and Events

We often run targeted appeals for specific projects at both museums; by donating to these, our supporters have a lasting impact on the ongoing work of the Trust. For example, in 2016 we successfully raised over £40,000 towards the RRS Discovery Rigging Conservation project through our first crowdfunding appeal.  We also hold regular fundraising events to support the Trust’s activities.


2018 Jubilee Patron Appeal

The Discovery Point Antarctic museum with its purpose-built dock for RRS Discovery was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on July 1st 1993. This year, to commemorate the centre’s 25th anniversary, Dundee Heritage Trust invites you to join us as a Jubilee Patron. As a Patron you will not only enjoy a year’s free admission to both Discovery Point / RRS Discovery and Verdant Works, you will also be supporting the Trust in preserving and interpreting Captain Scott’s unique polar research ship for another 25 years – and beyond!

It costs just £25 to become a Jubilee Patron, and in addition to your annual pass to Discovery Point and Verdant Works you will also receive invitations to special events held during our 25th anniversary year.

To find out more, please contact our Development Officer e: development or t: +44 (0)1382 309060

Corporate Supporters

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 Corporate Supporter packages, your staff, existing clients, potential customers and visiting guests can all make use of our facilities, giving them a positive, interesting and cultural experience.

Current packages available are: Community Partner, Engagement Partner and Conservation Partner
For further information contact our Marketing Officer e: marketing or t: +44 (0)1382 309060

We would like to thank our current corporate supporters.



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
  • Regular newsletters
  • An invitation to a variety of talks and 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:

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