Dundee’s museums and educational days out are closely tied to ventures from the city’s past. Once a launching port for polar expeditions, Captain Scott’s ship Discovery now sits on the city’s waterfront near the future site of V&A Dundee, alongside the former naval frigate, the Unicorn. You can even step below decks on both boats for a glimpse into the tough conditions on board the ships of the 19th and early 20th century, or to simply pretend you’re off to investigate polar bears.
Away from the water, Dundee’s historic role in the textile industry is examined at the restored jute mill Verdant Works. Exhibits on the perilous work and vast riches brought to the city by the textile trade abound, while some of the artefacts bought with that wealth can be found in the McManus Galleries in the city centre. Bringing things up to date, the Dundee Science Centre is a modern, interactive experience that presents scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. They also play host to the annual Dundee Science Festival.
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