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!

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Our Sustainability Strategy

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

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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
COLLECTIONS

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.

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At Dundee Heritage Trust, we are proud to be guardians and interpreters of our city’s local and global heritage – and our supporters are at the heart of that story. 

Every year, your support helps us to welcome over 80,000 visitors to our museums in Dundee, sparking curiosity that lasts a lifetime and working tirelessly to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, innovators, changemakers, and advocates for our heritage and future. 

Discover how you can support us today and help us bring heritage to life. 

Your gift can help us to…

Protect the pioneering RRS Discovery, an icon of Dundee’s heritage, for the next 100 years

Care for our much-loved Victorian mill and industrial heritage centre, Verdant Works Museum

Conserve our Nationally Significant Collections in a way that is visible, accessible, and relevant for all

Celebrate the extraordinary stories of the working people at the heart of Dundee’s story

Protect the pioneering RRS Discovery, an icon of Dundee’s heritage, for the next 100 years
Care for our much-loved Victorian mill and industrial heritage centre, Verdant Works Museum
Conserve our Nationally Significant Collections in a way that is visible, accessible, and relevant for all
Celebrate the extraordinary stories of the working people at the heart of Dundee’s story

Adopt an Object

Adopt an Object is an exciting way to help Dundee Heritage Trust care for our Jute and Polar collections by adopting one of our objects for a year – either for yourself or for someone else, as an unusual gift for any occasion.

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More ways to support

There are numerous ways you can support us, including becoming a corporate supporter, leaving a legacy gift or donating in memory. We are always grateful for any help you can give!

Our Giving Promise

Unless agreed in advance of your gift, we will always direct donations to the area of greatest need, empowering our small team of experts, educators, and ambassadors to respond most effectively to the changing needs of our museums and communities.

If you have a special reason for wishing to dedicate your donation to a specific area of our work, please contact our Fundraising Team to discuss this.

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