The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum to reopen 7 days a week


25th June 2021

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be returning to 7 day opening from Monday 28 June, 2021. The galleries have been open 5 days a week since April and are now ready, once again, to provide their famous warm welcome every day. 

Visitors and Dundonians alike will 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.  

Also on show are two major exhibitions, ‘A Love Letter to Dundee: Joseph McKenzie Photographs 1964-1987’ and ‘Time and Tide: The Transformation of The Tay’ which both focus on change in the city. 

The Joseph McKenzie exhibition returns to Dundee of the 1960s-1980s. Stunning black and white photographs evidence the changing fortunes of the City and its people. McKenzie is considered by many to be the father of modern Scottish photography. His work in the city reminds us of Dundee's strength through changing times, the value of community and the knowledge that we can look forward to better times ahead.  

Throughout the lockdown period, the River Tay has provided a calm backdrop to the anxiety around us. Time and Tide looks at the influence of the Tay without which, Dundee would not exist nor have transformed from a small medieval settlement to Scotland’s fourth largest city. This exhibition looks at how the growth of the city, particularly along the waterfront, has affected the Tay, its wildlife and the people who live here. From early settlement to industrial giant, to post-industrial leisure destination, the waterfront continues to recycle and reinvent itself. 

Appropriate measures are in place to protect the safety of staff and customers. The attraction is also part of the “We’re Good To Go” scheme, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. 

 As ever, admission is free, but donations to support the work of The McManus in caring for the City's collections are welcome in person or via  

A Love Letter to Dundee: Joseph McKenzie Photographs 1964-87 runs until 20 March 2022. Time and Tide: The Transformation of the Tay runs until Sunday 3 October 2021. 

Keep up to date with developments through The McManus website,or follow us on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. Full details on upcoming exhibitions will follow. 

Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12.30pm-4.30pm. 


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