Facility & Service Updates

What's Open at a glance.

Below is our most up-to-date information regarding the status of our facilities. Some restrictions may apply. Please check 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
St Paul's Swim
& Sports Centre
Open
Harris Swim &
Sports Centre
Open
McTaggart Gymnastics
Centre
Open
Dundee Ice Arena Open
Regional Performance Centre Open Menzieshill
Community Hub
Closed
Caird Park Golf Course Open
Ancrum Outdoor Centre Open Camperdown Wildlife Centre Open Caird Hall Closed
Dundee City
Box Office
Closed
The McManus: Dundee's Art
Gallery and Museum
Open
Collections Unit Closed
Burgh Halls Closed Broughty Castle Museum Closed Mills Observatory Closed
Old Steeple Closed Central Library Open Ardler Library Opening 10/05/21
Arthurstone Library Opening 10/05/21 Blackness Library Open Broughty Ferry
Library
Open
Charleston Library Opening 10/05/21 Coldside Library Open Douglas Library Opening 10/05/21
Fintry Library Opening 17/05/21 Hub Library Opening 10/05/21 Kirkton Library Opening 10/05/21
Lochee Library Open Menzieshill Library Opening 17/05/21 Whitfield Library Closed

Updated: 03/05/21

* 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 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.


Frequenty Asked Questions

Following the recent announcement regarding the closure of all Leisure & Culture Dundee facilities from December 24 to at least 18 January 2021, we wanted to take a moment to answer some of the questions you may have regarding our services.

Leisure & Sport

As our membership team are on Furlough, during this time we will be unavailable to deal with any membership requests. However please note no payments will be taken whilst our facilities are closed. Payments will only resume when our facilities reopen.

If you have paid for 3 or 12 months in advance your pre-paid membership will be extended in line with the period our facilities are close.

If you pay for your membership through payroll, we were unfortunately unable to make changes at this late stage. Therefore, December's deductions will still go ahead, rest assured you will be remunerated for this when we reopen.

It seems unfair for members to miss out on the full 12 months' worth of discount so we are extending the offer to June 2021. Again, all payments will resume when our facilities reopen.

During this temporary closure, the Leisureactive and Golf Dundee Membership Team will be on furlough. As a result of this we will be unable to answer your calls, emails or letters until the facilities are reopened.

We will be sending out emails as well as updating our webpage, social media pages and the app (search for 'leisureactive' on the App Store or the Play Store) with any new information when we return. You will also be able to find updates from Leisure and Culture Dundee here; http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/reopening-updates.

We would also urge you to check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance.

 

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Our enquiry service has been temporarily suspended while we work to support our staff to establish homeworking. We hope to reinstate a limited service as soon as possible.

Full security and environmental monitoring procedures remain in place. We will be in touch with all lenders individually over the weeks ahead.

 

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Although Camperdown Wildlife Centre is currently closed to the public, the dedication of our zookeepers remains firmly in place and the day to day management of our animals’ welfare is second to none. As with every changing season our animals require appropriate care and with the coming arrival of spring, this year is no different. At this time, the zookeepers are busy working with our animals providing new nest materials, replacement perching, exact diet preparation, cleaning and enrichment additions to make sure that all of our animals are healthy and comfortable.We can't wait to welcome visitors back once we re-open.

 

Libraries

We know some of our customers rely on our libraries for their hearing aid batteries. If you need hearing aid batteries, NHS Tayside Audiology Department ask that you get in touch with Kings Cross Hospital and your hearing aid batteries will be posted out to you.

Kings Cross Hospital, Audiology Dept
Tel: 01382 596965

Please keep these in your care until we provide updated information on reopening. Look out for updates on our website

www.leisureandculturedundee.com

No, you will not incur any overdue fines.

Yes, please follow the link below and log in with your library card number and pin and books will be renewed for an extended period.

https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME

Requested items which are available for collection will be held for you until services resume. Please disregard any collection date you may have received.

The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books for borrowing on our, Databases and access to a multitude of online resources.

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/e-reading

If your child has an online library account we have a wide range of material suitable for all ages on our digital platforms including comics. We also offer  @BorrowBox for free ebooks and audiobooks

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/e-reading

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will be responding to emails sent to central.library @leisureandculturedundee.com. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

All of our groups and activities are currently suspended. Look out for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com

No, all services are currently suspended. Look out for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

No, all services are currently suspended. Look for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

Our website will have the most up-to-date information. It is being updated continually as circumstances and staffing availability change. We announce many changes on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well. Our social media pages are open for all to view, no account or sign-in required.

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will be responding to emails sent to central.library @leisureandculturedundee.com. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

Yes! Visit our Library Card page for information about how to sign up for a library card online. 

https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will still be answering phones and email, and processing online library card applications. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

Yes! This is a great time to check out all our digital services for e-learning ,e-newspapers and e-magazines as well as reference databases

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/eresources

Staff are unable to process holds on items in our branches while we are closed, so to avoid a backlog, we are temporarily disabling holds on physical items. However, you can still access and place holds on e-books and e-audiobooks.

Please email central.library@leisureandculturedundee.com giving name and borrower number and we will send a replacement PIN.

Yes! Visit our Library Card page for information about how to sign up for a library card online. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN.

 

Cultural Services

VACMA applicants who returned their signed letter of agreement prior to the closure of The McManus on Wednesday 18 March will receive their grant payment though it may be slightly delayed.

Those applicants who have not returned their signed letter of agreement should send it as soon as practical. We do not know when payment will be made to these applicants but will endeavour to forward this information when we have it.

The deadline for the next round for VACMA applications is Tuesday 2 February. You can download the application form and guidelines from our website www.leisureandculturedundee.com/vacma.

Applications and supporting material should be emailed to themcmanus@leisureandculturedundee.com.

Please note that images should be no larger than 1mb each and be attached as jpegs to your email. Alternatively, you can send via We Transfer or Dropbox. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.

 

Dundee City Box Office

Yes, you will receive a refund in due course. The latest information is available at www.dundeebox.co.uk

Dates will be confirmed once finalised with the promoters/venues. The latest information on postponed shows is available at www.dundeebox.co.uk

All Concerts planned in March and up to and including 29 April 2020 are cancelled and the Box Office staff are working hard to refund all customers. Some other shows have been postponed or rescheduled. Our staff are working with promoters to bring you information asap. The latest information is available at www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/caird-hall

Please contact your point of purchase direct to make the request.

If you have booked tickets online during the closure and opted for your tickets to be mailed, there will be a delay until staff return to the office. Tickets will be issued as a priority once the office is reopened.

 

Golf Dundee

We have had a number of enquiries asking about golf and we would like to reiterate that our golf courses are currently closed to the public. In its latest measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has announced that everyone must now stay at home except in exceptional circumstances. There is a ban on the gathering of two or more people and Police Scotland are permitted to enforce these measures. We echo the words of Scottish Golf that while golf is an outdoor sport that allows players to exercise in the fresh air, the message to all of us is clear, we must stay home and play our part in containing the spread of COVID-19.

At the moment, greenstaff are allowed to carry out security checks and essential maintenance.

This is a difficult question to answer as the length of the lockdown will have an effect on how long it takes to get the courses playable. We will aim for this to be as short a time as possible. As soon as the greens, tees and fairways are 'playable' we aim to open the courses. With other areas such as bunkers, rough etc. coming into play as they are worked on.

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