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Dundee City Archives

Door open days

14 September 2019 (10.30 am to 4 pm)


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dundee City Archives we will be offering special tours behind the scenes at the archives. Tours will include a chance to get up close with some original documents covering Dundee’s history from the 14th century to the present day. See documents from some of our key collections, including the Keiller Collection, Caledon Shipbuilders Collection and the Dundee Harbour Trust Collection. Find out more about Dundee’s history and the people who have lived here. Some of our volunteers will also be on hand to explain about the work they have been doing at the Archives.

Tours will take place at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:00pm. Booking is essential for the tours as spaces are limited. Each tour will take around 45 minutes.

There will also be a talk about “The Street Names of Dundee” at 11am and “How to Research your Dundee Family History” at 12:30pm. Booking is not essential for the talks. Talks will last around 45 minutes.


Key Information

Architect: James Thomson

Building Date: 1914-22

Talks at 11:00am and 12:30pm – booking not essential. 

Two talks will be presented in the afternoon:

11am - The Street Names of Dundee

12.30pm - How to Research Your Dundee Family History


Tours at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:00pm – booking essential.

Tours can be booked through Eventbrite, by emailing or phoning 01382 434494



Where to find us

  • 14 City Square
  • Dundee
  • DD1 3BY