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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ABOUT US

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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.

Learning

Colleges & Universities

Our Colleges and Universities Offer

Workshops

Discovery Point
Verdant Works
WORKSHOP

Dundee – A post-industrial case study at Discovery Point

Looking at objects and images to understand how Dundee is changing its image from a post-industrial city into a centre for culture.   

This workshop is great for groups studying travel, tourism or politics, as it looks at how branding and cooperation can change how a city is perceived. 

SUITABLE FOR
Students of all ages
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student
WORKSHOP

The Sun Never Sets – Dundee's links to the British Empire at Verdant Works Museum

Investigating Dundee’s links to the British Empire – using The Highlands, Ireland, America and India as subjects – and the constraints museums face as part of the discussion.  

This workshop is suitable for groups studying travel, tourism, politics, or history. 

SUITABLE FOR
Students of all ages
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student
WORKSHOP

Weaving

Investigate our looms and then spend some time learning the art of weaving.  

 This workshop is perfect for groups studying art, fashion or textiles.

SUITABLE FOR
Students of all ages
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student

Talks

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Talks
Discovery Point
Verdant Works
Talk

The RRS Discovery story

RRS Discovery’s three main Antarctic expeditions.
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

Antarctica, the Last Unknown

The origins of the Golden Age of Antarctic Discovery
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

Leadership

How the leadership styles of Scott and Shackleton can influence our own leadership styles
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

How a museum is run

A talk into how museums are run; the roles and departments that make them function; and the purpose of museums in the 21st Century.
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

History of Dundee

A talk that covers the history of Dundee and its place in Scotland and the UK from medieval times to today.
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

One mill, many stories

The history of Verdant Works and the textile industries of Dundee
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

Uncomfortable Verdant

The uncomfortable past of Verdant works, from child exploitation, its involvement in the slave trade and links to Colonial India
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

How a museum is run

A talk into how museums are run; the roles and departments that make them function; and the purpose of museums in the 21st Century.
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk
Talk

History of Dundee

A talk that covers the history of Dundee and its place in Scotland and the UK from medieval times to today.
Suitable for Age 6+
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30 per talk

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