Facility & Service Updates

What's Open at a glance.

Below is our most up-to-date information regarding the status of our facilities.

During our phased plan of reopening, some restrictions may apply. This may affect opening times, services or facilities. Please click the venue for full information.

Olympia Open No access to Leisure Pool, Toddler Pool, Water Slides and Rapid River. DISC Open Lochee Swimming &
Leisure Centre
Open
Douglas Sports Centre Open Grove Swim &
Sports Centre
Open
Indoor individual exercise and activity & lane swimming only.
St Paul's Swim
& Sports Centre
Open
Indoor individual exercise and activity & lane swimming only.
Harris Swim &
Sports Centre
Open
Indoor individual exercise and activity & lane swimming only.
McTaggart Gymnastics
Centre
Open
Club and after-school programmes only.
Dundee Ice Arena Open
Regional Performance Centre Open Menzieshill
Community Hub
Open
Group Exercise Only.
Caird Park Golf Course Open
Ancrum Outdoor Centre Open Camperdown Wildlife Centre Open Caird Hall Date TBC
Dundee City
Box Office
Date TBC
The McManus: Dundee's Art
Gallery and Museum
Open
Collections Unit Date TBC
Burgh Halls Date TBC Broughty Castle Museum Date TBC Mills Observatory Date TBC
Old Steeple Date TBC Central Library Open Ardler Library Open
Arthurstone Library Open Blackness Library Open Broughty Ferry
Library
Open
Charleston Library Open Coldside Library Open Douglas Library Open
Fintry Library Open Hub Library Open Kirkton Library Open
Lochee Library Open Menzieshill Library Open Whitfield Library Open

Updated: 17/05/21

* All dates are correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.


FAQs relating to Leisure & Culture Dundee Facilities & Services

We want to take a moment to answer some of the frequently asked questions you may have regarding our facilities & services.


Thursday 12th August 15:14

We are working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the re-opening of all services at Olympia including the Leisure Pool, Toddler Pool, Water Slides and Rapid River. Throughout the Covid 19 restrictions, Leisure & Sport's priority has been to ensure a safe and clean environment for all our customers and staff, and this remains our priority. Although we had planned to open our leisure pool from this weekend, this is not possible due to staff shortages. We will announce further re-opening plans soon. We thank everyone for their patience and look forward to seeing you back at Olympia shortly.


Monday 19th July 15:41

Leisure & Culture Dundee are delighted to announce that from Monday 26th July we will restart our Adult Contact Indoor Sport bookings across our Sports Centre and Community School estate, this will include all adult sports & activity clubs and recreational 5 a-side bookings.

Our Duty Managers will contact all previously booked groups directly via the contact numbers we hold on record this week to discuss a return to sport. If you wish to speak with us immediately regarding your booking then please contact us on 01382 438805, if no one is available then please leave a message stating your name, contact number and the booking details you wish to discuss, we will return your call at our earliest convenience.

We look forward to welcoming all groups back in the coming weeks


Thursday 13th May 10:56

Our phased return now offers our popular community football programmes for Little Kickers (pre school), Intro to 4's (5-8yrs) and Soccer Centres (5-12yrs) and Menzieshill Community Hub, Douglas Sports Centre and DISC. To enquire on our availability please email Niall Nicolson at football@leisureandculturedundee.com.


Thursday 29th April 12:28

Due to electrical works taking place at Fintry Community Library, the library will now re-open on 17 May rather than 10 May as previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused and thank-you for your patience.


Friday 23rd April 10:06

Today, Leisure & Culture Dundee are delighted to announce that more of our venues are being added to our reopening roadmap.

Last week, we announced the reopening of several key venues, and we can now add the return of many of Dundee's most loved sports centres and libraries to those facilities already made public.

Visitor and staff safety have been our primary concern since the beginning of the pandemic and that continues to be the case. Social distancing, updated risk assessments, enhanced cleaning regimes, and reduced capacities have all been put in place to keep visitors and staff safe.

Sinclair Aitken, Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee said

"This is great news for the city. We know how much the people of Dundee care about our services, and we can't wait to see them back to our venues. This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for everyone, and we are now ready to play a vital role in Dundee's recovery. From supporting physical and mental wellbeing at our gyms and libraries to providing a fun day out for families and friends at Camperdown Wildlife Centre and The McManus, our staff have been working hard to prepare and make our venues safe. Now, we really can't wait to welcome each and every visitor back."

You can find the latest Leisure & Culture Dundee Reopening Roadmap timeline below:

Currently open

Caird Park Golf Course

ParkLives – Limited programme.

Ancrum Outdoor Education Centre – All outdoor activities.

Caird Hall – support for mass vaccination programme and hosting the Dundee Blood Donor Centre.

April 26

Central Library - Reduced opening hours, Leisure Reading, Childrens Centre and Connections Departments on the lower levels open. Returns, browsing & borrowing, PC access (1 hr limit), Reconnect & Collect service available. Stock subject to 72-hour quarantine.

At Home Library Service - Doorstep deliveries, stock subject to 72-hour quarantine.

Olympia - Lane Swimming, Learn to Swim, Club Training, Shallow swimming, Individual exercise in fitness suite.

Lochee Swimming & Leisure Centre - Pool open with earlier 1hr sessions. Gym open with additional earlier 1hr sessions.

Dundee Ice Arena - Public Skating, U18 Ice Hockey training, Elite Figure Skating, Club Figure Skating.

Grove, St Paul's, and Harris Swim & Sports Centre – Individual exercise in fitness suite, swim provision still to be confirmed but will be announced soon.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre – normal opening hours.

DISC - Open 7 days per week, restricted opening hours – indoor individual exercise and activity only and outdoor activity for U18s and non-contact for over 18s.

Douglas Sports Centre - Open 7 days per week – indoor individual exercise and activity only.

McTaggart Gymnastics Regional Performance Centre – club and after-school programmes

RPC Dundee - Open 7 days per week, limited opening hours and use of facilities.

April 27

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum - opening 5 days per week (closed Sunday and Monday) and open 7 days per week from Monday 28 June. The Time and Tide: The Transformation of the Tay exhibition runs until 3 October, 2021 and A Love Letter to Dundee: Joseph McKenzie Photographs 1964-1987 runs until March 2022.

May 3

Blackness, Broughty Ferry, Coldside and Lochee Community Libraries. Reduced opening hours, Returns, browsing & borrowing, PC access (1 hr limit), Reconnect & Collect service available. Stock subject to 72-hour quarantine.

St John's RC High School Community Sports facilities - re-opening of pool for club use.

May 10

Ardler, Arthurstone, Charleston, Douglas, Kirkton Community Libraries and Hub Library & Learning Centre – reduced opening hours, Returns, browsing & borrowing. PC access (1 hr limit). Stock subject to 72-hour quarantine.

May 17

Menzieshill Community Hub - Reduced opening hours. Library access: Returns, browsing & borrowing. PC access (1 hr limit). Stock subject to 72-hour quarantine. Sports Halls: group exercise and activities.

Due to electrical works taking place at Fintry Community Library, the library will now re-open on 17 May rather than 10 May as previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused and thank-you for your patience.

Leisure and Sports facilities to provide activities based on level 2 guidance. Only adult indoor contact is restricted.

June 28

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum – open 7 days from this date.

Booking is essential at all venues except Libraries and The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum. The reopening of these facilities is in line with the Scottish Government's timetable for easing Covid-19 restrictions and subject to change as a result. More information on opening hours, how to book and FAQs will be found on the Leisure & Culture Dundee and venue websites as well as social media.


Monday 19th April 14:00

Our recent update is only the first stage of our reopening plans and we appreciate how important our venues and services are to the people of Dundee. We continue to make preparations to welcome visitors back safely in line with the Scottish Government's timetable for easing restrictions and will announce further reopening plans soon. We thank everyone for their patience and look forward to seeing you back at our facilities shortly.


Friday 16th April 12:54

Leisure & Culture Dundee are really pleased to announce that in line with the Scottish Government's timetable for easing Covid-19 restrictions, a number of our key venues will reopen from week commencing Monday 26 April as follows:

Olympia Leisure Centre will open on Monday 26 April for lane swimming, learn to swim, club training, shallow swimming and individual exercise in the fitness suite.

Central Library will open on Monday, 26 April with reduced opening hours (Mon, Thu, Fri 10am-1pm and 2-5pm, Tue 10am-1pm and 2-6pm, Wed, Sat 10am-1pm). Lower floor departments only. Returns, browsing and borrowing and limited PC access will be available in the lower floor departments. A 'Reconnect and Collect' service will also be available.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre will open on Monday 26 April, initially a booking system will be in operation with details published on their website soon.

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum will open Tuesday, 27 April (initially Tuesday to Saturday) with exhibitions Time and Tide: The Transformation of the Tay running until 3 October, 2021 and A Love Letter to Dundee: Joseph McKenzie Photographs 1964-1987 running until March 2022.

Visitor and staff safety have been our primary concern since the beginning of the pandemic and that continues to be the case. Social distancing, updated risk assessments, enhanced cleaning regimes and reduced capacities have all been put in place to keep visitors and staff safe.


Thursday 12th February 09:14

The vaccination clinic at Caird Hall is operating today (12 February) as planned. Please only attend if it's safe for you to do so. For the latest information visit https://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/.


Friday 5th February 13:23

The Scottish Government has now put in place enhanced Level 4 restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland until at least the end of February 2021.This means that Leisure & Culture Dundee venues and services continue to be closed to the public. We would like to reassure you that we continue to work hard and will respond quickly to any reduction in the Scottish Government restrictions as appropriate.

Closures will remain in place until the end of March at the earliest, but we do plan to open Caird Park Golf Course on March 1, 2021, providing there is no further enhancement to current restrictions. This will allow golfers time to prepare for and enjoy the new golf season. The timescale for reopening other venues is dependent on guidance from the Scottish Government allowing us to do so. However, gyms are another area we are looking closely at and we are preparing for some of those facilities to open promptly once restrictions allow.

The role Leisure & Culture Dundee has to play in the recovery of the city is absolutely vital. That means all areas of the organisation including Libraries, Culture, Sports and our other areas of expertise. That is why we are really pleased that Caird Hall is being prepared for NHS Tayside to use as a vaccination centre. The new centre will operate 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to vaccinate people aged 65-69. People will be contacted directly by NHS Tayside to arrange an appointment.

In other developments, Dundee City Council has entered into a long-term partnership with a national charity, Street Soccer Scotland. This will see them take ownership of the Lynch building in order to transform it into a social change centre. Street Soccer Scotland will provide sports-based programmes for those citizens suffering from social disadvantage and will also engage with families, children & young people to help tackle inequality. We have supported Street Soccer Scotland every step of the way in Dundee and see this is as a great development for the city.


Tuesday 3rd February 11:13

The Scottish Government has now put in place enhanced Level 4 restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland until at least the end of February 2021.

Leisure & Culture Dundee venues, activities and events are temporarily closed to the public. These closures are likely to remain in place until at least 28 February 2021. This includes all Leisure and Sports facilities, indoors and outdoors, including Camperdown Wildlife Centre, RPC Dundee, Dundee Ice Arena, Olympia and Caird Park Golf Course. All Libraries are also closed along with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, Broughty Castle Museum and Mills Observatory.


Friday 8th January 11:29

The Scottish Government has now put in place enhanced Level 4 restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland until at least the end of January 2021.

Before the Christmas break, we took the difficult decision to close all Leisure & Culture Dundee venues, activities and events to the public. These closures are likely to remain in place until at least 31 January 2021. This includes all Leisure and Sports facilities, indoors and outdoors, including Caird Park Golf Course, RPC Dundee, Dundee Ice Arena, Olympia and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. All Libraries are also closed along with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, Broughty Castle Museum and Mills Observatory.

The Marryat Hall will continue to host the Dundee Blood Donor Centre during this time and full details of their opening times can be found by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions in relation to Leisure Active Gym and Golf Dundee memberships, Dundee City Box Office bookings, Library book loans together with information on all our facilities and services are available here.

Thanks for your continued support and patience at this time.


Monday 21st December 15:21

Covid-19 Update from Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Following the latest announcement from the Scottish Government to significantly tighten protections against Covid-19, mainland Scotland will be moving into Level 4 from 26 December 2020 for an initial three-week period.

As a result, the difficult decision has been taken to close all Leisure & Culture Dundee venues, activities and events temporarily from the planned closure on 24 December 2020 until at least 18 January 2021.

This includes all Leisure and Sports facilities, indoors and outdoors, such as Caird Park Golf Course, RPC Dundee, and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. All Libraries will also close along with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

Anyone can still access home workouts, download ebooks and take part in other activities online at

www.leisureandculturedundee.com/coronavirus/resources


Friday 30th October 16:15

As Dundee will be placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government's new Covid-19 protection guidance from Monday 2 November, all Leisure Active gym classes will be suspended from then until further notice, including Aquafit.

Similarly, group sport for over 18s is not possible indoors and so sports hall bookings and other group activities will only be available for under 18s at all our indoor venues.

All our gyms and pools that are currently open, will remain open throughout this period. However, we understand that keeping schools open for the safe education of young people is a priority. Under the Level 3 restrictions, schools remain open with enhanced protective measures in place. In order to support this, and in discussion with Dundee City Council, we have taken the decision to delay the opening of Swim & Sports Centres at Grove Academy, Harris Academy and St Paul's RC Academy.

As Visitor Attractions are allowed to remain open with protective measures in place, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be open 7 days from Monday 2 November.

We are working hard to confirm the restart of as many of our Sport Centre term time classes as soon as possible, such as Urban Moves Dance, Football and Tennis. Our programme coordinators will be in touch with participants to confirm details shortly.

We also intend to further enhance other offerings available during this time, such as online alternatives for fitness classes. In the meantime, there are over 200+ On Demand fitness classes available on our Leisureactive App, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Please note that opening times may change at short notice in line with Government guidance. We thank you for your continued patience and support.


Friday 30th October 13:47

Dundee will be placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government's new Covid-19 protection guidance from Monday 2 November.

However, as Visitor Attractions are allowed to remain open in Level 3, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be open 7 days.

We have a range of protective measures in place for your safety and can't wait to welcome you to Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction.

We will be open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm

To plan your visit and find out more about our new exhibitions go to www.mcmanus.co.uk

Please note: There should be no non-essential travel into Dundee from other areas until at least November 10.


Tuesday 15th September 10:38

As part of Leisure & Culture Dundee's phased reopening plans, Douglas and Menzieshill Community Libraries will open today (Tuesday 15 September). Customers will be able to borrow, return and browse books and computer access will also be available. Computer access is slightly reduced in order to maintain social distancing rules. The opening hours are Tuesdays 2-5pm and Fridays 9am-1pm.

All opening times are subject to change in line with the latest Government guidance.


Tuesday 8th September 12:37

We plan to resume our Leisure & Sport classes for children and young people from Monday 19 October 2020 to coincide with the next school term. These include swimming lessons, Urban Moves Dance classes, Ready Steady Go - Early Years Activities and Sports Development classes such as Football, Athletics, Tennis, Netball, Gymnastics and Trampoline.

Booking information will be released in due course. Please check our website and social media for the latest details.

The resumption of classes is subject to change in line with the latest Government guidance.

Don't forget to check out our October Football Camp delivered in partnership with Dundee United Community Trust. Find out more at https://dundeeunitedct.class4kids.co.uk/camp/20


Wednesday 22nd July 09:16

Scotland's 'Best Visitor Attraction', The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be reopening on Thursday August 20.

Visitors and Dundonians alike will once again be able to experience Dundee's museum collection in eight beautiful open gallery spaces. The galleries act as the City's civic memory, housing fascinating individual items of art, which provide an engaging insight into the history of Dundee.

Read more


Tuesday 14th July 15:51

We welcome the Scottish Government announcement that the library sector can begin reopening from 15 July, as we cautiously move into Phase 3 of Scotland's route map. We are currently working on our reopening plans and have complex arrangements we need to make so that we can keep everyone safe. We will therefore not be opening libraries on that date. We will let you know about our phased approach to reopening soon. In the interim customers will not incur fines on any books they have out on loan. Thank you for your continued patience. Regular service updates will be posted on our website and on our social media channels.


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