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2014 is set to be the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream with the Oculus Rift headset becoming the most hyped technology development of the decade. Not just for \'gamers\', this device will open up entire new markets where users can be immersed in a realistic 3D environment. ... Read more >

Voted 3rd favourite National Treasure by the public

RRS Discovery in Dundee has been recognised in a public vote of the favourite places funded by the National Lottery in Scotland over the last 20 years. The ship came third in a National Treasures survey, which asked social media users to choose their favourite from a range of ... Read more >

New Acquisiton

Dr Reginal Koettlitz - Spoon made from the broken shoe of a sledge runner. Dundee Heritage Trust were able to buy a new artefact which was owned by Dr Reginal Koettlitz, the surgeon who served on board with Captain Scott on the 1901-04 National Antarctic Expedition. Dundee Heritage Trust would ... Read more >

Full Steam Ahead!! HLF back for High Mill Open Gallery Project

The Heritage Lottery Fund have approved Dundee Heritage Trust’s Second Round grant application for £1.895 million towards the High Mill Open Gallery Project at Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works. This funding will allow the Trust to finally embark on this exciting £2.9 million project to complete ... Read more >

Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for the High Mill Open Gallery Project

Dundee Heritage Trust has received initial support of £1.48 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Verdant Works High Mill Open Gallery Project. The project is focused on Dundee\'s internationally significant jute heritage, the cornerstone upon which the city\'s prosperity was built. The development will complete the ... Read more >

Winner of the Entrepreneurial Museum Award at the Museum & Heritage Awards

The Museum & Heritage Awards celebrate best practice within museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK. Eleven awards are presented over a variety of different categories such as Permanent Exhibition, Marketing Campaign, Innovations and Education Initiative, all judged by a panel of leading experts from the ... Read more >

Shortlisted for Museum and Heritage Award

'From Carriers to Coffins - Jute in the 20th Century' has been shortlisted for a Museum & Heritage Award Last year's successful exhibition has been shortlisted for the Winstan Bond for Entrepreneurial Museum/Attraction award category in the Museum and Heritage Award. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 16th May ... Read more >

Dr Reginald Koettlitz - loan of artefacts and launch of book

Ann Koettlitz, great-niece of Dr Reginald Koettlitz who served on the 1901-04 Discovery Expedition presented Gill Poulter from Dundee Heritage Trust with a number of artefacts which were used by her great-uncle on this expedition. Dr Reginald Koettlitz was appointed senior surgeon and bacteriologist on Discovery in 1900. ... Read more >

Wind Power returns to RRS Discovery

Wind Turbine at Discovery Point Wind Generated Power Returns to the Royal Research Ship Discovery after 100 years. In 1901 the Royal Research Ship Discovery captained by Captain Robert Falcon Scott arrived in Antarctica to complete scientific work and explore what was then an unknown land. The crew ... Read more >

New Film at Discovery Point

A stunning new audio-visual film has been installed in the auditorium at Discovery Point. Narrated by Hollywood star Brian Cox, ‘The Last Place on Earth – Discovering Antarctica’ tells the incredible story of Antarctic exploration and science from its beginnings to the present day. The show features evocative ... Read more >

£500,000 Fighting Fund for the High Mill

Dundee Heritage Trust has been working with the Tayside Building Preservation Trust to secure the future of the Verdant Work’s High Mill. The mill, a category A listed building is next to the Verdant Works Museum and was constructed in 1833 for the flax spinner David lynsday. ... Read more >

Launch of Industrial Museums Scotland

A major new force bursts on to Scotland’s cultural landscape on Monday 21 March 2011 with the launch of a federation to promote a sustainable and growing future for the industrial heritage sector. Industrial Museums Scotland is led by the three national industrial museums – the Scottish Mining Museum, ... Read more >

Verdant Works one of the best Museums in the UK

The 2009 edition of the Lonely Planet has hailed Verdant Works as one of the best museums in the UK. This is excellent news for DHT and is encouraging for the city of Dundee showcasing it to millions of potential visitors. Verdant Works was a former winner ... Read more >

New Chairman for Dundee Heritage Trust

A Reception was held at Discovery Point on Thursday 1st October to mark the handing over of Chairmanship from Professor Stewart Brymer to Andy Lothian Jnr. Stewart has been involved with Dundee Heritage Trust since 1986, serving as Chair for the past 13 years. During his time at ... Read more >

World Class grading once again!

Discovery Point recently received notification that once more it has retained it's 5-star status from VisitScotland. Lorraine Kelly from GMTV came along especially to hand of this award to Mark Munsie. On presenting the plaque Lorraine said 'I'm delighted to present this award to Discovery Point ... Read more >

Sick Bay opens on RRS Discovery

The latest development on board RRS Discovery is the restoration and interpretation of the Sick Bay. For years there has been an intriguing red cross on a closed door but it can now be seen by visitors for the first time. The cabin has been displayed much as it ... Read more >

Heritage Lottery Funded work

The £688,000 Heritage Lottery Funded Conservation and Restoration Project has been completed and a reception to celebrate this work was held at Discovery Point on Thursday 2nd July. Discovery has not had an engine since the Second World War and the engine space itself has been closed ... Read more >

Recognition Capital Fund

With both the jute collections and RRS Discovery and the polar collections being Recognised Collections of National Significance this has made Dundee Heritage Trust eligible for support from the Recognition Capital Fund. Following on from our previous grants for conservation work to the ship’s funnel and new pumping ... Read more >

Recognised Collections of National Significance

Verdant Works, RRS Discovery and Discovery Point have recently been identified as collections of National Significance. The Significance Scheme formally recognises and invests in collections of national significance in non-national museums and galleries in Scotland. Owned and funded by the Scottish Executive, the scheme contributes to the implementation ... Read more >

Not just a Visitor Attraction

Discovery Point and Verdant Works have hosted a wide range of functions. Verdant Works is a great location for events such as an ‘Indian Evening' with a selection of curries to sample. Entertainment can be Sitar Player or Traditional Indian Dance Demonstrations to enhance your evening. ... Read more >

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