Mills Observatory was gifted to the people of Dundee in 1935 through a bequest from John Mills, who was a linen and twine manufacturer and a keen amateur scientist.

It was purpose built to encourage the public to have a greater understanding of science.

Mills Observatory is the UK's only full-time public Observatory, and houses an impressive Victorian retracting telescope, a small planetarium and displays on the solar system, providing visitors with the chance to learn about constellations, planets and other jewels of the night sky.

Today the Observatory can also be used as a wedding venue.

Baxter Park & Pavilion

The pavilion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by prominent flax mill owners, the Baxter family in 1863.The park was laid out by one of the great innovators and achievers of the 19th century, Sir Joseph Paxton and the pavilion was designed by his son in law, George Henry Stokes.The...

Visitors to V&A Dundee

Over 300,000 people visited V&A Dundee in its first three months of operation, it has been revealed.The £80m museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and home to Scotland’s only design museum, opened its doors to international fanfare in September.The attraction has now...