HM Frigate Unicorn is almost 200 years old built in Chatham Dockyard, Kent and was lunched in 1824, It’s one of the worlds most remarkable historic ship, and the last surviving wooden warship in Scotland also one of the worlds six oldest ships.
HM Frigate Unicorn is now preserved as a historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee, visitors can explore the Golden Age of Sail and the history of the Dundee Navy.
In service: 1824 ~ 1964
South Victoria Dock Road,
Verdant Works is the only Scotland’s Jute Museum in United Kingdom, it was a former jute mill however it was purchased by Dundee Heritage in 1991. Tells the story of Dundee’s textile industries, focusing primarily on the jute and linen industries.
The trust restored the homes and opened them in 1996 as a museum dedicated to the textile enterprise, an industry that after dominated the city’s economy.
In 1987 the Historic Scotland gave the Verdant a Category ‘A’ listed building, which is the highest category for listing in Scotland, this means the building is a national architectural importance.
The Collections shows the entire history of the jute industry, things like the research and development, end products, quality control checks, manufacturing and engineering.
The jute collections cover the entire history of the jute industry such as manufacturing, quality control, textile engineering and research and development.
In 2015, A new area of the museum was turned into an open excessive mill, the excessive mill was original built in 1833.
In 2008, the Jute Collection was named as a Recognised Collection of National Significance.
Broughty Castle positioned on the bank of the river Tay, it was build it 1495 and has been used as a defensive position for many centuries until 1969 when it opened a museum.
George Douglas, the 4th Earl of Angus who fortified the castle in 1454 and later on his son Archibald Douglas coerced into the ceding the castle to the crown.
The main tower located in the centre of the castle had four floors that was built by Andrew, the Second Lord Gray was granted the castle in 1490.
During the 15th century the castle was under a lot of battles and sieges which destroyed part of it.
During the 1860 the threat of a French invasion prompted that Broughty needs to rebuilt from a ruin to a more modern artillery defense. However due to world war one and two the castle had further altered to it, to improve defenses against the German threat.
Currently the castle now has a Museum which displays the history of the Broughty Ferry, it’s surroundings, it’s people ad the environment and the wildlife that lives nearby.
A small selection of souvenirs, small gifts and postcards are available from the museum shop.
James Chalmers who invented the Adhesive Postage Stamps was born in Dundee
The First ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee. “Check 1,2”
The Famous Grand Theft Auto game created by Rockstar North was founded in Dundee.
Dundee has 6 twin cities, Virginia, Alexandria etc.
In 1706, Britain’s first ever elephant dissection was carried out in Dundee by Doctor Patrick Blair.
Dundee’s famous creations are the comics named The Dandy and The Beano, first published in the 1930’s.
Aspirin was first developed by a Dundonian, in Dundee.
There are two universities in Dundee. They are called the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee
In Dundee, in 1965 the largest European teaching hospital was built.
In Dundee in 1965 construction began on the largest teaching hospital in Europe.
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Dundee technology Centre, previously known as Sensation, located in the centre of Dundee, and is part of Scottish science centre network.
The exhibits mainly focus on the life sciences however you also find a lot of robotics, exploration of science learning.
The science centre really focus on the five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing, the centre brings imagination back in the kids and inspire, intrigue and fascinate them.
Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! you can move a ball with the strength of your mind, revel in dramatic technological know-how demonstrations, see yourselves in infrared, morph your self into an ape, check out a criminal offense, and try keyhole surgical treatment or take part in a technological know-how display! An first rate range that takes a complete day to virtually admire it.
discover space within the planetarium, circulate a ball with the energy of your mind, morph into an ape, strive out a few amusing technological know-how experiments, and meet the robots!
Within the technology centre you can find a cafe called infusion that brews Starbucks coffee, with free WiFi plus a gift shop.
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Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Mills Observatory in Dundee was first constructed in 1935 and was the first purpose-built public astronomical observatory in the United Kingdom.
The observatory is classically styled in sandstone and has a extraordinary 7 m dome, which houses a Victorian refracting telescope, a small planetarium, and display areas.
The dome is one of two made from papier-mâché to survive in the UK, the other being at the Godlee Observatory.
The dome is made from papier-mâché and is one of the two that was made from it, to have survived in the United Kingdom, the other one is called Godlee Observatory which is located in Manchester, England.
The Observatory has two display areas, the main one is in the centre of the building on the ground floor which has pictures and models displays, and also houses the observatory shop, The higher level offers displays of ancient device and records of nearby importance.
You can watch stars and planets via our telescopes, or appreciate the scenery with a few incredible treetop vistas across the silvery Tay.
Telescope 1: 300 mm Schmidt-Cassegrain, New telescope was installed in 2013 with the telescope being: 400mm (16 inch) Dobsonian Reflector.