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Route Guide - Dundee Station to The McManus

South Union Street, Dundee, DD1 4BY

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Address and contact details above are for the train station. The address and contact details for The McManus are below: Address: Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee Postcode: DD1 1DA Latitude: 56.4625506 Longitude: -2.9733464 Telephone: 01382 307 200 Email: [email protected] Route plan from Dundee Station to The McManus which is an art gallery and museum. The route is 0.5 miles via Reform Street and takes 10 minutes s to walk.

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Introduction

  • The McManus is an art gallery and museum.
    It is a Victorian, Gothic building, home to Dundee's main collection spanning 400 million years.
    It has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867.
    Throughout the galleries visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artefacts from industries past and present.
    In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
  • The following information describes the route from Dundee Train Station to the McManus.
    The approximate distance of this route is 0.7km.
    The route takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
    The route leads along South Union Street and Union Street to Nethergate.
    It continues then past the Overgate Shopping Centre to High Street and Reform Street.
    The paving along the route is concrete tiles, slabs, block paving and tarmac.
    The route is generally sloped, with some uneven paving and slight gradients.
    There is Blue Badge parking at the gallery and on-street parking on Reform Street.
    The entrance to the museum is on Meadowside.
    The potential hazards on this route include uneven paving on pavements, and busy road crossings at West Marketgait and Nethergate.
  • Dundee Station link (new tab) - click here.
  • McManus Gallery link (new tab) - click here.

Dundee Station

  • Dundee Station is located on the main line between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth to Aberdeen and Inverness.
  • There is step-free access via lift, leading from the station platforms to the station concourse area.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the station platforms.
  • There is step-free access along the station concourse.
  • There is step-free access when exiting the station.
  • Limited car parking facilities are available at the station.
  • Public parking is also available locally.
  • For more information about Dundee Station, access and facilities please click here (opens in new tab).

Dundee Station to South Union Street / South Marketgait

  • As you exit the main entrance from the station there is a wide pavement in front of you.
  • Turn left along South Union Street and continue to the pedestrian crossing.
  • The route is level and the paving is concrete tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left the building continues with a hotel above.
  • On the right there are large stone sculptures, planters and bins in an area marked by a line of lighter coloured paving and lampposts.
  • Continue keeping the building on your left.
  • After approximately 40m, at the end of the building, there are large planters, sculptures, bins and lampposts on your left.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • After approximately 70m, South Union Street meets South Marketgait.
  • There is a slip road ahead and a crossing marked by textured paving across the pavement.
  • At the crossing bear right to cross the road to the traffic island.

South Marketgait Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of two road crossings.
  • Cross to the traffic island and then bear left to the next crossing.
  • Cross to the far pavement to continue up Union Street.
  • At the first crossing point there are two lanes of traffic both coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point there are three lanes of traffic coming from your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is tarmac with a non-slip finish.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by push button and visual indicator.
  • The first is located on the right for the first crossing.
  • The second is located on the left for the second crossing.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • Both control buttons are 110cm high.

South Marketgait to Nethergate

  • This section covers the route from South Marketgait to Nethergate via Dock Street and Union Street.
  • This section is approximately 160m long.
  • After crossing Marketgait continue straight ahead along Dock Street to the next junction.
  • Yeaman Shore Car Park is on your left.
  • The route is level and the paving is concrete slabs that are uneven in places.
  • The pavement is wide with a loading bay on the right.
  • On the left there are concrete planters, lampposts and low sculptures.
  • On the right there is a planter and a recycling bin.
  • There is a lamppost on the right, and a tree in the middle of the pavement.
  • Continue for approximately 40m to Yeaman Shore.
  • Yeaman Shore has two-way traffic with dropped kerbs to each pavement.
  • There is block paving on the dropped kerbs.
  • Cross Yeaman Shore and then bear right then left to go up Union Street past a public house on the left.
  • There is a street map sign on the right.
  • Continue up Union Street to Nethergate on the left pavement.
  • The distance from Yeaman Shore to Nethergate is approximately 120m.
  • The paving is concrete slabs that are uneven in spaces.
  • There is a slight slope up for the full length.
  • On the right there are bins at the bottom end of the street, planters and bins half way up and near the top at the Nethergate junction.
  • On the left in front of the shops and cafés there are advertising boards and a parking ticket machine half way up.
  • At the top of the street, there is a planter on the right before a dropped kerb. Turn right to cross Union Street.
  • There is block paving at the corner of the street.

Union Street Crossing

  • The Union Street junction and crossing is uncontrolled.
  • There is two-way traffic here.
  • There are dropped kerbs with block paving at each pavement.
  • There is a lip at the kerbs.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac which is uneven.
  • There is a raised ironwork as you cross.

Union Street to Nethergate Crossing

  • This short section covers the route from Union Street to the pelican crossing across Nethergate.
  • This section is approximately 30m long.
  • After crossing Union Street go straight ahead along Nethergate for approximately 30m to the pelican crossing.
  • This section is level and paved with stone slabs.
  • To the right outside the public house there is an advertising board and planter.
  • On the left there are lampposts.
  • Continue past the end of the alleyway to Couttie's Wynd, which is marked by a spiral bollard.
  • Just beyond here there are café tables and chairs.
  • Continue ahead to the pelican crossing on the left and prepare to cross.
  • There is tactile paving across the pavement at this crossing.

Nethergate Crossing

  • This crossing point has two-way traffic controlled by traffic lights.
  • Cross directly to the far side.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at both pavements.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • The crossing is controlled by push button and visual indicator, located on the right.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control button is 108cm high.
  • Care should be taken due to cars turning into Nethergate from the right coming from Whitehall Street.
  • After crossing turn right.

Nethergate Crossing to Reform Street

  • This section covers the route from Nethergate to Reform Street, and Greenmarket via South Marketgait.
  • This section is approximately 150m long.
  • After crossing turn right pass the advertising stand to continue on Nethergate toward the town centre.
  • The pavement is paved with stone slabs with block paving in patches to the right.
  • There is an easy slope up.
  • The Overgate Shopping Centre is on the left and there are four bus shelters on the right.
  • Go past the news stand and bus shelters.
  • The paving is uneven in places with patch repairs and inspection covers. There are trees, bins and benches on the right by the bus stops.
  • Continue to the end of the building on the left and the end of Nethergate on the right.
  • Nethergate becomes High Street as the town centre pedestrianised area begins.
  • Follow the stone paved path past trees on the right and a raised seating area on the left.
  • The path is edged by brick paving on the left and block paving on the right.
  • The path curves to the right past decorative railings on the right to the end of Reform Street.
  • Continue to the end of Reform Street to the far pavement and turn left to go up Reform Street on the right-hand pavement.
  • There is a valley gutter in the middle of the path to cross.
  • Continue to the junction of South Union Street and South Marketgait, then turn left to walk up South Marketgait.
  • The hotel is on your left and the carriageway on your right.
  • The route is level and the paving is stone tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left there are concrete planters, lampposts and low sculptures.
  • On the right there are further planters, a post box and a crossing.
  • Continue past the planters.
  • After approximately 35m there are a line of bollards on the left and small stone shaped sculptures to the right.
  • Bear right to continue along the pavement on the main road.
  • The path now has a slight slope up and the paving is uneven.
  • There are railings on your left.
  • The paving now becomes tarmac.
  • Follow the path with the bush on your left and the dual carriageway on your right.
  • There are service cupboards, grit boxes, bins and trees along this path on the left.
  • After approximately 30m there is a route sign with two posts across the path.
  • The posts have a width of 144cm wide between them.
  • Continue through the sign, past a bus stop on your right and a bush on your left.
  • The paving here is uneven with inspection covers, trees and patches of mud.
  • Continue along the pavement as it curves to the right to another sign after approximately 60m.
  • The posts are 123cm wide and the space to the right from the post to the kerb is 130cm wide.
  • Continue to the junction of South Marketgait and Greenmarket.
  • The bush ends and a grass bank begins.
  • There are railings to the right at the junction.
  • The path bends to the left.
  • At the crossing there is tactile paving across the path.
  • Turn right to cross Greenmarket.

Reform Street to Meadowside

  • This section covers the route from High Street to Meadowside along Reform Street.
  • This section is approximately 210m long.
  • From High Street turn left to go up Reform Street on the right-hand pavement.
  • This section is pedestrianised along half of its length up until Bank Street (on the left) where it becomes two way traffic.
  • The pavement is paved with stone slabs and is level for its full length.
  • Follow the right-hand pavement past the shops and the cobbled centre carriageway up to the end of the pedestrianised section.
  • The end of this section is marked by a large advertising board on the left.
  • This pavement has a gutter down the centre.
  • On the left by a kerb there are fixed bins and bollards.
  • On the right, in front of the shops there are rubbish wheelie bins and advertising boards.
  • At the junction with Bank Street, at the advertising board, continue on the right-hand pavement.
  • The pavement narrows with on street parking on the street, including Blue Badge bays.
  • At the top end of the street, where the pavement widens outside a public house, bear left to go round the outside seating area of the public house.
  • The pavement is also narrowed at the end of the seating area by a bin on the left.
  • The public house is on the corner of Reform Street and Meadowside.
  • Turn right past the public house on to Meadowside.

Meadowside to the McManus Gallery

  • This section covers the route from the end of Reform Street to the High Street and then to the McManus Gallery along Meadowside.
  • This section is approximately 60m long.
  • From Reform Street, marked by a street map sign, turn right to go past the public house on your right.
  • This section is level with a slope across the street up to the lift.
  • Meadowside is pedestrianised and is block paved.
  • The McManus Gallery is the large building on the left.
  • On the right there are tables and chairs outside the public house.
  • On the left there are benches in front of the gallery.
  • After approximately 45m turn left to go up the slope to enter the gallery by the main entrance.
  • The ramp is quite steep and has no handrails, but the slope is wide and so may be traversed at a reduced slope on the angle.

McManus Gallery