It costs around £2 million each year to run Discovery Point and Verdant Works museums, and Dundee Heritage Trust receives just 1.3% 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 donation through our Virgin Money Giving page

By cheque

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

Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd 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

Discovery Point Transformed

A new centre for Antarctic heritage, environment and learning.


Dundee Heritage Trust needs your support for an exciting new initiative that will reimagine the Discovery Point Antarctic museum and secure the future of the historic RRS Discovery.

Our goal with this ambitious project is to transform Discovery Point into a world-class centre for Antarctic heritage and science, connecting the pioneering history of the Royal Research Ship Discovery with contemporary global issues such as climate change, the ocean environment and current Antarctic research.

Keeping the historic RRS Discovery centre stage, the project will exploit more fully Discovery Point’s unique waterfront location, tell compelling stories using our rich collections and deliver a comprehensive learning and engagement programme for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Click here to download the Discovery Point Transformed brochure with full details of the project.

Supporting Discovery Point Transformed

With your help we can transform Discovery Point into a world-class Antarctic heritage and environment centre that will inspire new audiences and create a dramatic destination for local, national and international visitors.

You can make a donation to help us deliver this amazing project by visiting the Discovery Point Transformed page on our Virgin Money Giving site.

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 museum 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

The Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust Date Protection Policy


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: enquiries