With your support, we can continue to preserve Dundee’s outstanding industrial and maritime heritage for future generations and tell the inspiring stories of polar exploration, Antarctic science, textiles and our city’s social history to the world.

It costs around £2 million each year to run RRS Discovery and the Discovery Point and Verdant Works museums, and just 1.3% of this is publicly funded.

You can therefore make a transformational difference to our work by making a gift to Dundee Industrial Heritage.

Your generosity makes it possible to care for our internationally significant collections and to deliver an award-winning education and learning programme to engage our communities.

However you choose to support us, you will know that your gift, of whatever size, is valued and ensures that our two fascinating and important collections will be preserved, shared and enjoyed by all.


You can give a single gift or set up a monthly donation online on our Charities Aid Foundation page 

Or you can 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 Capital Appeal Director e: development for further information.

You can make a donation by cheque

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

Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd and post to:

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

Please include your name and contact details with your cheque.

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.


Thank you!

Did You Know You Can Leave Us a Gift in Your Will?

As a charity, one of the most effective and tax-efficient ways for you to support our work is to leave a gift to Dundee Heritage Trust in your will.

Did you know that you can leave us 1% of your estate and the remaining 99% to your family and friends?

With your legacy gift, we can ensure that Dundee’s history is preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Our preference is for your gift to be used where the need is greatest depending on our priorities, however if you have specific wishes please let your solicitor know.

To find out more contact our Development Manager Catriona Yates e: Catriona.yates@dundeeheritage.co.uk


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.

Contact our Development Team to find out how you can support this amazing project.

Corporate Supporters

We have a range of tailored corporate packages, including corporate membership and sponsorship opportunities that will allow your business to align with Dundee’s two premier visitor attractions.

By working with us, your staff, existing clients, potential customers and visiting guests can all make use of our facilities, you can maximise your branding and PR opportunities and realise your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

To discuss creating a mutually beneficial partnership with us, and for further information, contact our Development Team e: Corporate Partnerships 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

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Would you like to roll up your sleeves and help?  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 we will give you full training and you would be very welcome to join our small team.

Please contact Val King at Discovery Point on +44 (0)1382 309060 or e: enquiries