Spaces

Spaces in the University

Wardlaw Museum 

The   Wardlaw Museum   is part of the University, with exhibits across art, history, science, and natural history. Entry is free.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm

The University is  working on an interactive space map which will be released in due course, and linked here when it is live.

Spaces in the Students’ Association

There is some seating on the top floor for working and chatting at. 

Beacon Bar is available as a space for commuter students Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00 

Spaces in the community

St Andrews

St Andrews Library

St Andrews Library   not only offers a wealth of books across fiction and reference, it also offers audiobooks and online resources, free Wi-Fi, computer access, as well as printing and photocopying services. You may need to book PCs in advance, and there is also a meeting space you can book as an individual or as a group. Join for free to access all the resources. 

Accessibility: The Library is over 2 floors and there is a lift for access to the top floor, where accessible toilets can be found.

Children: The library has children’s books, as well as sessions on storytelling and crafts.   Bookbug  (for babies and young children) is on every Thursday at 10:30am, although it is often not on during school holidays. It is back on 28thOctober. There are also baby changing facilities.

Opening hours:

Monday

10-12:30, 13:30-17:00

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday

10-12:30, 13:30-18:00

Friday

10-12:30, 13:30-17:00

Saturday

10-12:30, 13:30-15:00

Sunday

CLOSED

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden

The   museum   on North Street is in a 17th century house and garden, showcasing the history of the town and its inhabitants. There are various exhibitions on throughout the year. Admission to the museum is free. 

Accessibility:  Assistance dogs are welcome. There are no toilets on site. There are no lifts within the Museum, however the Garden is paved throughout and wide enough for wheelchair use. Access can be arranged via the back gate for those using wheelchairs. There are steps throughout the property with handrails. Full details on accessibility can be found   here.

Children: the Museum is suitable for children and has   events   on throughout the year. The Museum does not have baby changing facilities. 

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday 13:00-17:00

Dundee

Dundee Libraries 

There are   13 community libraries   across Dundee (and the Central Library) which all vary in terms of opening hours, size, and exact offerings. You can request books from any of the libraries in Dundee and collect them at your local library. Each libraries has free Wi-Fi and computer facilities. Join for free to access all the resources. 

Accessibility: Access details differ across libraries. Central Library’s has an   AccessAble  Guide. Each of the libraries (except Menzieshill) have access guides on AccessAble, which you can find at the bottom of each library’s dedicated page. 

Children:   Bookbug  is available for babies and young children, aiming to get children and families involved in reading from an early age. Sessions last 20 minutes at a time. Children in Dundee can get hold of ‘Bookbug Bags’ which are free packs of books which are age appropriate. 

Central Library (Wellgate Centre) Opening Hours:

Monday 

9 - 13:00, 14:00 - 20:00

Tuesday 

9 - 13:00, 14:00 - 20:00

Wednesday

10 - 13:00, 14:00 - 20:00

Thursday

9 - 13:00, 14:00 - 20:00

Friday 

9 - 13:00, 14:00 - 20:00

Saturday 

9 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Sunday 

CLOSED

Overgate PAUSE space

On the First Floor beside Subway, PAUSE is a social space where you can relax, chat to others, eat your lunch, and take a break. This is a popular space especially around lunchtime as you’d expect, but you can use the space for free however you’d like to.

There is no dedicated Wi-Fi in the space which may make working on online projects difficult, but the space is there for you to use to chat to friends in the warm!

Accessibility: Quiet Hour at the Overgate is 11am-Noon every Sunday, where music is off and lighting is adjusted where possible. There are lifts at both ends of the centre, and accessible toilets on both floors in the Overgate. There is more information on   accessibility,   as well as a   centre map.

Children: All are welcome!

Opening Hours:

Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday: 9:00-18:00

Thursday 9:00-19:30

Sunday 11:00-17:00

V&A

The   V&A    offers free admission to its main exhibition (‘Scottish Design Galleries’). There is also another free exhibition on till January 2023 (‘Sincerely, Valentines – From Postcards to Greetings Cards’).

Accessibility: There is a quiet room available, as well as wheelchair access to all spaces and a lift. BSL and live described tours for deaf and visually impaired visitors are available. There is a    map    and   virtual tour    of the museum so you can familiarise yourself with the space, as well as more information on   accessibility

Children: Children are welcome at the Museum, and breastfeeding is welcome anywhere in and around the V+A. There are baby changing facilities and there is an unstaffed buggy park on the ground floorThe Museum also offers   free family events.

There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Opening hours:

10:00-17:00 daily (except Tuesday) 

The McManus (Gallery & Museum)

The   McManus   is free admission, with 8 galleries across 2 floors, covering distant and more recent histories. They also have different exhibitions, usually with free admission; current exhibits include ‘Hidden Histories: Exploring Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Dundee’s art collection’ and ‘Casts and Copies.’ 

Accessibility: The McManus is   accessible   throughout with ramps and lifts, with accessible bathroom facilities. They have also created  floor plans.

Children: The   Creative Learning Suite    also offers a space for children and families to try creative activities. 

There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Opening Hours 

Monday-Saturday: 10:00-17:00

Sunday: 12:30-16:30

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA)

As well as offering a cinema and restaurant, the DCA also has an exhibition space, where you can check out artists for free. The current   exhibition    is  from Manuel Solano, whose work focuses on identity over the life course. 

Accessibility: Assistance dogs are welcome. DCA is a supporter of the Distance Aware Scheme. There is an accessible toilet on both floors. The Box Office team use Contact Scotland BSL. You can find the   Visual Visiting Guide,  and more information on   accessibility.  The DCA is listed on WelcoMe

Children: Baby changing facilities are in the accessible toilet on the lower ground floor (cinema level), and also on the ground floor (box office level). There is a breastfeeding room on the ground floor. Bring a Baby is a series where those caring for babies under 12 months old can come to watch film screenings in a welcoming environment – changing mats are provided. The DCA is happy to warm bottles for you. The DCA has   free online learning  and art resources for children. The   Create Space   is a free drop-in arts space suitable for children (under 12s to be accompanied by an adult). 

Exhibition opening times:

Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-18:00 (19:00 on Thursdays)

Fife 

The Hive, LGBT+ Centre Kirkcaldy 

This space opened in September, and is open to LGBT+ people, their families, friends, and allies. The community centre hosts events, offers a meeting room, hotdesking, and a café. Please note that hotdesking and booking spaces incur costs. Find out more on their   website   and   Facebook   page. There is also a food pantry where you can take what you need at the entrance. 

Accessibility: All the spaces that are currently open are accessible on the ground floor.

Children: They offer some activities suitable for children, including crafts, at a small cost. You can check their Facebook for the latest events.

Opening times: 

Monday-Saturday: 12:00-21:00

OnFife Libraries 

There are many   libraries   across Fife. You can borrow and request books from any of the OnFife libraries, and return them to any branch. 

Accessibility: Each library will differ in terms of accessibility, and many share their access information online. You can find out more about accessibility on the pages for each library.

Children: Bookbug sessions are commonplace across libraries in Fife, though when they are held depends on the individual library. Find out more about offerings at each library on their dedicated website.

Kirkcaldy Galleries 

Kirkcaldy Galleries    combines a library, museum, art gallery, and other spaces. They have paid and free exhibitions.

Accessibility: There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors, and a lift between the two floors. You can take a   virtual tour   and check out the  map

Children: There are baby changing facilities on the ground floor. The Children’s Library is situated on the ground floor.

Opening times for museum exhibitions

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00-17:00

Thursday: 10:00-16:45

Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Find out more about other   museums and exhibitions

Angus 

Angus Libraries 

Across Angus there are   7 local libraries   of various sizes and offerings. Opening times vary by library. The libraries also have eBooks and audiobooks available via   Libby

Accessibility: Unfortunately, the library websites do not give information on accessibility.

Children: Each library has   Bookbug     sessions for children under 5 every week, and ‘Story Explorers’ for children ages 5-12 years once a month. Angus also offers offer   free holiday activities.  All libraries have children’s areas and books to suit all ages and interests.