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Upcoming Events

Dundee Photographic Society

14/04/2018 - 12/07/2018

This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of work from Dundee Photographic Society’s four internal competitions. Taking place during the 2016/2017 season this will include all the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed colour & black/white prints from Division 1, 2, & 3. Subjects range from abstract works, wildlife shots, Scottish...
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Silver Ringmaking Workshop

01/07/2018 - 01/07/2018

11:00-15:00hrs | Suitable for ages 16+ Celebrate Discovery Point's silver jubilee by making your own silver ring with artist Lauren Herd. In this small workshop, you'll learn how to design and then create your ring from scratch. Materials, light refreshments, and all tools are provided.  £35.00 | booking essential For more information tel: 01382 309060...
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Summit 2 Sea | Art Exhibition by Greg Drumm

14/07/2018 - 18/10/2018

This exhibition will display a selection of original paintings and limited edition Giclee prints celebrating Scottish landscapes, with a refreshing new style of landscape art. Based in Perthshire, Greg paints in a variety of mediums predominately in pastels and acrylics.  From an early age he has been involved in the great...
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Saturday Studio | P U P P E T

14/07/2018 - 14/07/2018

11:00-13:00hrs ages 14-19 / booking essential   Try your hand at activities inspired by RRS Discovery and Verdant Works! This month we're delighted to be working with the guys at How It Felt. In this workshop, you'll be shown step by step how to create a full sized Puppet. This will also include some short drama and puppeteering...
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Family Day | Puffins, Penguins and Polar Bears!

05/08/2018 - 05/08/2018

12:00-16:00hrs Suitable for all ages / included in museum admission   Puffins, penguins and polar bears - oh my! Take a closer look at animals living in polar environments with crafts, story-telling, face-painting, and much more. We'll be announcing the full programme of activities soon, so check back for more details.   No booking required. All...
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Saturday Studio | O B S E R V E

11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

14:00-16:00hrs ages 14-19 / booking essential / £15 Try your hand at activities inspired by RRS Discovery & Discovery Point and Verdant Works. Join artist Lara Scouller for this month's Saturday Studio which is inspired by the observational drawings, paintings and artworks created by natural historians, Edward Wilson and Alistair Hardy, during their time on-board...
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Memory Exchange

06/09/2018 - 15/11/2018

Thurs 6 & 20 Sep, 4 & 18 Oct, and 1 & 15 Nov 10:30-12:00hrs ages 60+ / booking essential / free  Join us for a cup of tea and share your memories of Dundee's waterfront. We'll provide photos, music and objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane....
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Saturday Studio | P L A N

08/09/2018 - 08/09/2018

11:00-13:00hrs ages 14-19 / booking essential  / £8 Try your hand at activities inspired by RRS Discovery and Verdant Works. A blueprint (or cyanotype) is a photographic image made without the need for a camera. Before photocopying, this process was used to make copies of plans and notes, like the ones of RRS...
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Textiles for portfolios

11/09/2018 - 02/10/2018

Tue 11, 18, 25 Sept & 2 Oct 16:00-18:00hrs Higher and Advanced Higher Art & Design students / booking essential / £30 Portfolio boosting taster course for Higher and Advanced Higher Art & Design students In this weekly after-school class, textile artist Morag Gray will encourage Higher and Advanced Higher Art & Design...
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Sunday Screening

07/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

Doors 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after all ages / free / no booking required Monthly family film in Polarama, inspired by our museum collection at RRS Discovery & Discovery Point. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after. If you’ve not come along before,...
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Sunday Screening

04/11/2018 - 04/11/2018

Doors 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after all ages / free / no booking required Monthly family film in Polarama, inspired by our museum collection at RRS Discovery & Discovery Point. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after. Check back to find out...
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Sunday Screening

02/12/2018 - 02/12/2018

Doors 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after all ages / free / no booking required Monthly family film in Polarama, inspired by our museum collection at RRS Discovery & Discovery Point. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after. If you’ve not come along before,...
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Past Events

Davie Hudson – Highland Moods

30/12/2015 - 31/12/2016

FREE admisison Born and bred in Dundee, Davie is an award winning landscape photographer specialising in the Scottish Highlands. With a style often described as dark and brooding he uses light & shadows coupled with foreboding skies to add as much drama and passion into his photographs. Water also features heavily in...
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Neil Barr – ‘Beneath Scotland’s Sky’

16/07/2016 - 13/10/2016

FREE admission Stunning photography by Neil Barr who has travelled over 30,000 miles around Scotland and taken over 60,000 shots in his quest to capture the Scottish landscape. Recently Highly Commended in this year's Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, he is also currently shortlisted in the Scottish Nature Photography...
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Dundee Photographic Society Exhibition

29/12/2016 - 31/12/2016

Discovery Cafe Gallery FREE admission This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of work from Dundee Photographic Society’s four internal competitions. Taking place during the 2015/2016 season this will include all the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed colour &black/white prints from Division 1, 2, & 3. For more than 130 years Dundee...
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Above the Tay: Aerial Photographs by Kieren Baxter

30/12/2016 - 31/12/2016

Discovery Point Café Gallery FREE admission Above the Tay: Aerial photographs by Kieran Baxter Kieran Baxter is a Dundee based aerial photographer who has used kites, balloons and light aircraft to collect unusual and transformative views of Scotland's built heritage since 2007. This exhibition showcases a selection of recent images from above Tayside...
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Discovery – Dundee Photographic Society Exhibition

30/12/2016 - 31/12/2016

FREE admission aphic Society This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of work from Dundee Photographic Society’s four internal competitions. Taking place during the 2015/2016 season this will include all the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed colour &black/white prints from Division 1, 2, & 3. For more than 130 years Dundee Photographic Society...
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Discovery Point Wedding Fayre

31/12/2016 - 19/01/2017

FREE admission 11.30am - 3.30pm Come along and enjoy a glass of bubbles at our Wedding Fayre on Sunday 21st February. Meet the suppliers that will ensure your special day will be one that you will never forget. For more information contact Wendy Gammie on t: 01382 309060 e: conferences@dundeeheritage.co.uk Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee...
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Travels to present day Antarctica – Roger Slade

14/01/2017 - 13/04/2017

Taken from over 20 separate expeditions, ‘Travels to Present Day Antarctica’ is a new exhibition from photographer Roger Slade depicting the cold landscape of the last great wilderness on earth. Featuring over 40 eye-catching images from areas such as the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands and also the sub Antarctic...
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Dundee Photographic Society

15/04/2017 - 06/07/2017

This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of work from Dundee Photographic Society’s four internal competitions. Taking place during the 2016/2017 season this will include all the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed colour &black/white prints from Division 1, 2, & 3. Subjects range from abstract works, wildlife shots, Scottish Landscapes...
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Whale by Yolande Harris

20/05/2017 - 28/05/2017

20 – 28 May 2017 In Whale (2017) oceanic voices – bowhead whales, bearded seals, beluga whales, and narwhals – speak directly into our ears from ice-covered arctic waters. They become the agents, the guides, the voices of knowledge beyond our immediate experience. The Whale headphones are roped with local Dundee jute using a Celtic 16-strand hollow...
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Cultural Heritage Tours

11/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

Sunday 11 June 2017 Enjoy some of the best attractions that Dundee has to offer on this guided heritage tour!  You will be looked after by a local guide and transported across the City to take in Verdant Works, Dundee Museum of Transport, HM Frigate Unicorn and Dundee Law. The tour...
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Carse Art Group

08/07/2017 - 05/10/2017

We are delighted to welcome back Carse Group who will be showcasing their new work - an eclectic mix of styles and subjects by local artists. The Carse Art Group developed from the Carse Association for Continuing Education (CACE) Painting and Drawing classes which take place in the Carse of...
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William Lashly Event

09/09/2017

William Lashly Event   Saturday 9th September 2017 2pm -4pm To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Lashly, one of the stokers on Discovery’s original 1901-1904 expedition, Discovery Point is holding an afternoon of special events. This includes talks from Louisa Attaheri (Curator at Dundee Heritage Trust) and Valarie and...
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Discovery Point Wedding Fayre

01/10/2017 - 01/10/2017

Our Autumn Wedding Fayre will take place on Sunday 1st October 2017 so put the date in your diary. We will have wedding suppliers on tap to allow you to plan your perfect day - watch out for information on all exhibitors. If you would be interested in exhibiting please contact Wendy...
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Frank Hurley and the Art of the Platinum Print

07/10/2017 - 11/01/2018

Sat 7th October 2017 – 11th Jan 2018. To celebrate the centenary of Earnest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ expedition 1914-1917, and in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, this exhibition will display 20 prints taken by official expedition photographer Frank Hurley. Frank later returned to Antarctica as part of the BANZARE (British...
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An Evening at The Races

27/10/2017 - 27/10/2017

Friday 27 October 2017 | 7pm - 10pm Why not bring your clients, friends or family along to Discovery Point for an informal and fun night out where 'all bets are off!' Always and exciting night out, so saddle-up, take the bit between your teeth, crack that whip and join us for...
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#ThanksToYou Free Entry!

13/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

Did you know that without National Lottery players, the £7.8 billion of funding awarded to more than 42,000 heritage projects over the last 23 years just wouldn’t have been possible? This Christmas, Dundee Heritage Trust is saying 'thank you' for our National Lottery funding by offering free entry to our two museums, Discovery...
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Summer in South Georgia – Free talk by Jamie Grant

12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

Join Jamie on his journey across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia. He will be showing his images from this adventure and giving a lively and informative talk about life on this remote Antarctic isle. Topics will include South Georgia’s whaling heritage, Shackleton’s crossing and rescue, wildlife and conservation efforts...
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Summer in South Georgia – Photographic Exhibition by Jamie Grant

13/01/2018 - 12/04/2018

Photographic exhibition from Perthshire based photographer and writer Jamie Grant. Jamie was Artist in Resident on South Georgia for the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) during the Austral summer of 2015/2016. These stunning images give us a fantastic insight into Jamie's experiences living in the old whalers town of Gritviken where...
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The Big Lunch

03/06/2018 - 03/06/2018

Sunday 3 June, 12 noon till 2 pm Come and join us for The Big Lunch and celebrate the strength of community in the company of The Big Walk’s Team Scotland. Angus will return to Dundee, having completed his journey of discovery through Scotland, visiting community projects and shining a light on...
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