Dundee is called the City of Discovery and there's certainly plenty to discover. For example, Scott of the Antarctic's ship - RRS Discovery, built in Dundee - and the early 19th century warship, The Unicorn. The city's industrial museum, the Verdant Works, shows how Dundee folk lived and worked over a century ago.
Last year, the McManus art gallery in Dundee reopened after lengthy renovation work and almost immediately hosted Titian’s Diana and Actaeon, an eighteenth-century masterpiece which attracted over 2,500 people on its opening weekend. The city is also home to Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) a contemporary arts hub close to the University. Across the road from DCA is the Rep Theatre offering mainly new works. The Rep is home to Scotland's only permanent company of actors and to the Scottish Dance Theatre.
An exciting future development will be the arrival of the V&A at Dundee, which will be an international centre of design for Scotland. It will celebrate Scotland’s historic importance in design and host major exhibitions of outstanding international design, helping people understand their own and others’ cultural heritage. The prestigious attraction, which is expected to open in late 2014, will be at the heart of Dundee’s ambitious waterfront redevelopment.
Scotia Heritage - offers walking tours of Dundee
The Caird Hall is one of the finest concert halls in the country and plays host to a varied programme each year. In 2010, the Caird Hall was the venue for the BBC's Proms in the Park, witnessing performances by Lesley Garrett, Nicola Benedetti and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Dundee also hosts the annual Dundee Blues Bonanza (one of the largest free music festivals in the UK), the Dundee Jazz Festival and the Dundee Guitar Festival.