Plan Your Visit

Visitor Information

Admission Free

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm                
Sundays, 12:30pm - 4:30pm               
Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time.

We are open every day except 24, 25, 26 December, 1 and 2 January.

Floor Plan

There are eight galleries within The McManus, which are laid out over two floors.

Digital Gallery Guide


  • Two disabled parking bays are located to the rear of the building
  • There is level access to both rear and main entrances to the building
  • There is full wheelchair access to all public areas of the building and a lift to all floors
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan from the reception area
  • Our reception desk is fitted with an induction loop
  • Room thresholds have lighting to assist visitors with partial sight and there are larger text sizes on displays
  • We aim to have large format labels available for our displays
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and recognised assistance dogs are admitted
  • We have an adapted unisex toilet on the ground floor
  • You can find the nearest Changing Places facility using the Changing Places website

Location / Parking

Travel Information

The McManus is situated in Dundee city centre, 10 minutes' walk away from the bus and rail stations.

By Bike or On Foot

The McManus is close to several walking and cycling routes in the City. You can find out more about these on the Dundee City Council website.

Cycle parking is available at the front and the back of the building.

By Car

Dundee is served by an excellent network of roads, the A90 being the main trunk road connecting the city to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.

Two parking spaces for Blue Badge holders are available to the rear of the building.

The nearest public car parks are at Bell Street, the Overgate or Wellgate which are all a 5-10-minute walk away. Visit the Drive Dundee Electric website for a map of charging posts in the City

By Bus

Bus services 1,1D,1C, 18, 19, 21, 28, 29 and 51 stop at Panmure Street directly opposite the North Entrance to the building.

Bus services 3, 3A, 4, 4B, 15, 17A, 18, 19, 20, 20B, 20C, 21, 22, 22D, 23, 31, 32, 33, 33A, 36, 51 and 55 stop at Commercial Street near the main South Entrance to the building.

Other bus services stop in the High Street, Nethergate and Whitehall Crescent area only a 5-minute walk away.

By Rail

Dundee is served by the East Coast line from London King's Cross. Local commuter trains run regularly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth.

By Air

If you are travelling by air, Dundee airport is located only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre. Dundee is approximately 1 hours’ drive from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports – all of which offer services throughout Britain, Europe and beyond.

Group Visits

To find out more about group bookings, tour costs and topics available, please contact us on (01382) 307200 or



Basement level has male and female toilets near the lift. Ground floor has an adapted unisex toilet below the Grand Stair. A further accessible toilet is available in the Creative Learning Studio for participants in Learning programmes. Sanitary products available for free in all toilets.

Baby Change

Basement level in the male and female toilets.


The McManus Shop is located on the ground floor. We stock fabulous products from a number of local suppliers as well as a wide range of gifts including specialist books, art supplies, jewellery, home décor and toys.


Basement level has lockers available for visitors to use. These require a £1 coin or a trolley token to operate, which is returned upon opening the locker.

Families and Children

Our Family Space on the first floor is an open access, drop-in space designed to help families to explore our exhibitions and collections.

We have level access throughout and our exhibitions and galleries are accessible to all via lifts and ramps. Baby buggies may also be parked in the designated area in the basement at the owners’ risk.

We aim to provide a safe environment within the heart of the city and have trained first aiders on duty and policies in place for child protection.


The McManus Café has an extensive selection of dishes freshly prepared on the premises. There's also a children's menu for the under 12s, and high chairs and booster seats are available. If you just want to pop in for tea or coffee, we have a selection of Fairtrade drinks and a variety of delicious homemade cakes and scones. To find out more, visit

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