Dundee is promoted as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Dundee is also known for The Dandy, The Beano and Desperate Dan. The city now accounts for 10% of the UK's digital-entertainment industry.
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RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research she was launched as a Royal Research Ship in 1901. Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic.
Works is a former jute mill in the Blackness area of
DundeeIt was purchased in 1991 by the Dundee Heritage Trust. It is a
rare surviving example of a courtyard-type mill, with its original
building layout and many original features remaining.
It is one of a declining number of industrial premises in Dundee and east-central Scotland remaining little changed from the 19th century.
Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee and with 8 galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in our exhibitions of art, history and the environment. Housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building and displaying Dundee's main collection, the museum has been at the heart of art and culture in the city since its opening in 1867.
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The museum's collection continues to grow apace, with donations and several restoration projects underway.
The museum is currently housed in temporary accommodation on Market Street. The museum's organisers hope to relocate it to permanent premises at the Maryfield Tram Depot, in the Stobswell area of the city.
Frigate Unicorn of 46 guns, was built as a sailing frigate for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard and she was launched in 1824. Unicorn is now preserved as a historic ship and visitor attraction. She is one of the six oldest ships in the world, is Scotland’s only preserved warship and is the most completely original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail.