Tay Late: Because We Must - City and Travel Guide

Travel Guide
Coming from Aberdeen?

By train
Hop on the 17:41 or 18:18 train to get here for under £12. Visit Scotrail for more details on all trains.

By bus
You can also take the 17:45 Megabus to arrive in Dundee in perfect time for only £10.30.

Coming from Edinburgh?

By train
Catch the 18:13 train and be in Dundee for our doors opening! Book ASAP and get a return for under £20.

By bus
You can take the 17:20 Megabus to arrive in Dundee in perfect time for only £6.40.
Go green with Ember's electric bus service, who have departures at 16:03 and 17:34, which will get you here for only £7.50.
Ember also offer a late bus to Edinburgh, leaving Dundee at 02:00, also for only £7.50, if you fancy making the return trip home soon after the event.

Coming from Glasgow?

By train
Jump on the 17:10 or 17:41 train from Queens Street to arrive just as we open! Book asap and get a return for as little as £20.

By bus
You can also take the Megabus 16:40 or 17:40 to get here for as little as £11.10.
Stay over at one of the many hotels within minutes of the museum and make a night of it.

Under 22? Get a free bus to Dundee with your Young Scot card. Stay overnight a stone’s throw from the museum for as little as £19 and then catch a free bus back home!

Fancy staying over? Exclusive hotel offer!

We have teamed up with Malmaison for an exclusive special offer for a discounted stay at Malmaison Dundee for the night - simply enter the corporate code TAYLATE900 when searching for a room for 10% off.

City Guide
Make it a visit to remember!
We spoke with three local creatives, Dundee-based fashion designer, Hayley Scanlan, co‑founder of Glasgow‑based Irregular Sleep Pattern, Jolene Crawford, and DJ, Bonzai Bonner, to share their favourite Dundee hot spots!

To shop:

Spex Pistols
Spex Pistols can be found on a little cobbled lane, in the trendy Westport district of the city, rumoured to be Dundee’s smallest street. Spex Pistols is an achingly cool independent optical boutique, fully stocked with designer, vintage, classic frames and other curios.
Keep an eye out for the stunning vintage collection, there really are some treasures to be found here…
Open Mon ‑ Sat: 10.00 ‑ 17.00

Add Perth Road to your itinerary for beautiful independent boutiques, gift shops and coffee shops galore. Make sure to swing by Kist, a fantastic wee shop on the Perth Road that celebrates the talents, and offers the wares, of many of our local artists from in and around the city.
The perfect place to browse and pick up that unique momento of your visit to Dundee…
Open Tuesday ‑ Saturday, check social media for latest opening hours.

Souk Souk
Souk Souk is a vintage and pre‑loved clothing store that packs a real punch. Founded by Dundee’s very own Sharyn Farnan, a key player in the local design community, this stylish store has become a much loved and welcome addition to the fashion scene in Dundee.
Neighbours with Kist (above), Sook Souk landed on the scene in Dec ‘22 to a rapturous response from locals, having to do a complete restock after just a few days of opening. Now that’s an endorsement!

To eat and drink:

Gallery48 is a beautiful, bright and friendly restaurant in the Westport district.
Gallery 48 offers a flexible, innovative, social environment fusing the finest tapas, a handpicked selection of celebrated Spanish wines and an array of contemporary gins with ground‑breaking exhibitions by local and international creatives. Promoting organic, artistic development, showcasing established and emerging talent and inspiring imaginative discussion amidst culinary indulgence.
Open 7 days, booking advised.

The West House
Another Westport favourite here! The West House Bar has been a firm favourite amongst locals for over a decade. Famous for their amazing cocktail list, this is the perfect spot to grab a bite before taking in a performance for the evening. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, there is never a bad time to visit.
Open 7 days

The King of Islington
A stylish and iconic cocktail bar, the rightly popular King of Islington is located in Union Street in the heart of the city. Home of sugarcane spirits from Guatemala to Guyana. From Columbia to Cuba, quality is key and the vibe is just right. If you love Rum (or even if you don’t) this hidden treasure is the place to watch talented mixologists craft mouth-watering drinks before your very eyes…
Open 7 days

Kandy Bar
Kandy Bar is a popular LGBTQIA+ Bar located just 10 minute walk from the museum and popular with locals and visitors alike. Expect themed nights and entertainment including drag performances, karaoke, quizzes and plenty of floor filling pop classics. A great spot to meet with friends and see where the night takes you…
Open 7 Days.

All times and prices correct at the time of publishing.