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

Nursery & Primary Schools

We can adapt our Primary workshops and tours for nursery groups, but most prefer a self-led visit.

 

Workshops for Young Learners

Workshops

Discovery Point
Verdant Works
WORKSHOP

Life as a Polar Explorer

Compare how Polar Exploration has advanced since 1901 by investigating how ships, geographical knowledge, clothing, food and housing have changed today, as well as touching on the environmental and psychological effects of Antarctic Exploration. 

This workshop is great for groups studying the Poles, Antarctica, Climate Change, individuals (such as Scott, Shackleton or modern explorers), materials and their properties, or wanting a fun dress-up opportunity! 

SUITABLE FOR
Age 4 – 14
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student
WORKSHOP

Dundee to The Future

Using our Dome film, students will investigate the changes in society that have occurred since 1901 in work, leisure and transport. Students will then create what they think the future might look like.  

This workshop works well for groups studying Dundee, Victorians, Climate Change, or design.

SUITABLE FOR
Age 4 – 14
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student
WORKSHOP

Victorian Objects

Students get to look, touch, and smell common objects and clothing from the Victorian era whilst learning about what every day would have been like for the rich and poor in the age of the Industrial Revolution. 

  

This workshop is great for groups studying Victorian lives, the Industrial Revolution, Dundee or who want to have fun immersing themselves in a historical setting. 

SUITABLE FOR
Age 5 – 14
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student
WORKSHOP

Motion in The Mill

Students will investigate the various forces that make the millwork, as well as sources of energy over time – from water to electricity. 

This workshop is suitable for groups studying forces or the Industrial Revolution.

SUITABLE FOR
Age 5 – 9
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 works well for groups studying art or who prefer alternative, hands-on ways of learning.

SUITABLE FOR
Age 6+
STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP
10 – 40
PRICE
£5.50 per student

School in Residence at Verdant Works

Blackness Primary pupils share their experience of being our School in Residence at Verdant Works Museum.

School in residence review

Tackling TB Exhibition review

Exhibition on display from 6th October 2023 – 1st April 2024 only.

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