University of Dundee Museum Collections


Opening times

The Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries
are open all year. Other collections
by appointment.




Museum Services
University of Dundee

The University has been acquiring unique and fascinating museum collections since it was founded as University College Dundee in 1881. These include scientific instruments, natural history specimens, medical equipment, design furniture and a superb art collection including paintings, drawings, prints, textiles and artists’ books.

Rather than one central University museum, we have exhibitions and permanent displays in various venues on and off campus. Art exhibitions are regularly shown in the Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries, while the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum and Tayside Medical History Museum are also popular attractions.

There are plenty of things to see including art by major Scottish painters including Raeburn, McTaggart, the Glasgow Boys, John Duncan and McIntosh Patrick; instruments and equipment revealing the University’s long history of pioneering scientific research; and early dental instruments and anatomical models – not for the squeamish!

The Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries in the Tower Building are open all year. Other collections are open by appointment, or look out for our regular tours of Hawkhill House where much of the collection is stored. Check our website for more details.

Museum Collections artefact
Museum Collections artefact
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