To Preserver and Interpret Dundee's Historic Past

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About Us

Dundee Heritage Trust sprang from a small dedicated band of local people concerned that unless action was taken important aspects of the city’s history would be lost forever. Trustees are drawn from a diverse range of community and business interests in Dundee and Tayside.

As well as the internationally significant Royal Research Ship Discovery, Dundee Heritage Trust has responsibility for Discovery Point, home of RRS Discovery and Verdant Works, one of the nation’s most important textile museums. Both sites are Accredited museums, 5 star rated attractions with VisitScotland and have won numerous awards.

The purpose of Dundee Heritage Trust is ‘The guardianship, preservation, and portrayal of Dundee’s Heritage in ways that educate, inspire and enlighten current and future generations.’

It costs around £1 million each year to run Discovery Point and Verdant Works museums, and Dundee Heritage Trust receives just 5% of this from public funding. We are therefore very grateful for the support of organisations and individuals whose generosity makes it possible for us to care for our collections, provide an award-winning learning programme and engage people of all ages and backgrounds with Dundee's inspiring story.

However you choose to support us, your valued contribution will allow us to continue with our aim of preserving and interpreting Dundee’s heritage for future generations.