Floor 1

Dundee and the World

Explore the City’s international collections, evidence of Dundee’s long involvement in international trade. Discover what these objects tell us about the particular cultures they originated from and how they came to be here.

The displays are housed in the stunning Albert Hall, with its magnificent wooden ceiling and spectacular stained glass.

The Victoria Gallery

Experience an authentic Victorian Art Gallery. The restored curved red walls, vaulted glass ceiling, ornamental plasterwork and varnished dadoes create an impressive setting for densely hung historic oil paintings dating from 1750-1914.

20th Century Gallery

This gallery showcases Dundee’s nationally recognised collection of fine art through annual changing displays. Each takes a different theme or focuses on a specific part of the collection.  Scottish art with a Dundee flavour.

The Long Gallery

Reactions - showcases our studio ceramics and explores the processes that have created the stunning pieces on display.

Here and Now

This gallery is our temporary exhibition space and presents up to three exhibitions a year. Primarily drawn from the City’s magnificent collections, also look out for touring exhibitions staged in collaboration with national museum partners.

Creative Learning Suite

Our Creative Learning Suite comprises of two spaces - the Studio and the Study. As the main Creative Learning space, the Studio is dedicated to ‘hands-on’ creative activity, including artist-led workshops, projects and events. The smaller Study space houses a unique range of learning resources, offers IT access and hosts a programme of talks and seminars.