There are many other places of interest in Dundee, where you can find out more about Dundee’s heritage.
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RRS Discovery is the ship that took Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his famous first expedition to the Antarctic in the early 1900s. You’ll find it at Discovery Point, opposite Dundee’s railway station.
Verdant Works is a jute mill in West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee. You can see and hear working machinery, listen to the sound of former jute mill workers and see where the children of the weavers and spinners lived and went to school.
Launched in 1824, Frigate Unicorn is on the Dundee Women’s Trail at City Quay: go below decks of this authentic wooden sailing ship. Imagine Mary Buick dressing wounds in the frantic chaos of a raging sea battle on board this fast and powerful warship.
McManus Galleries and Museum is a splendid Gothic Revival-style building housing Dundee’s main collection. Its displays offer a fascinating insight into Dundee’s colourful past, through exhibitions of Art, History and the Environment. The building is currently closed for the largest renovation project in its 138 year history. The facility is managed and operated by Dundee City Council’s Leisure & Communities Department.
Dundee Central Library’s Local History section has a wealth of material about the city and its people. The Library is in the Wellgate Centre, just off Victoria Road and you’ll pass it on the Dundee Women’s Trail.
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The Mary Slessor Foundation was set up in 2002 by Dr Lawrie Mitchell and his wife, Eme, a direct descendant of Ma Eme. They were living and working in Calabar, when they decided that it was important to continue the work of Mary Slessor in order to increase the local economy and raise self-esteem among the villagers, helping the people of Calabar district to help themselves.
This is a source resource for the Votes-for-Women campaign in Scotland, listing suffrage and suffragette archives. The SISTER website provides a comprehensive list of contemporary and later sources for the study of the Scottish campaign for votes for women, c1870 to 1920.
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