Balhousie Antiquary residents soak up the culture at Dundee’s McManus Galleries

On Thursday 7th February Antiquary residents Peter, Ina, Elsie, Wullie and Gordon chose Dundee’s McManus Galleries as their destination of choice for their monthly Oomph Wellness bus trip.

Everyone enjoyed strolling through the galleries and viewing all the exhibits.  Peter and Gordon were particularly taken with the museums fish, bird and animal exhibits, and were impressively knowledgeable as they had fun recalling the name of each species, before reading the information plates to see if their memory had served them well.

Elsie and Ina shared some fond memories as they browsed the cabinets of old household items, footwear, and clothing which on sight transported them back to a time they were happily familiar with, while ex-naval gent Wullie was enthralled when he stumbled upon a wonderful display of ships and war paraphernalia.

Resident Peter, who loves to sing, took full advantage of the fantastic acoustics within the high-ceiling-ed galleries and delighted our group, as well as several visitors and gallery staff, with a few songs to accompany the day trippers.

After a most enjoyable tour of the museum and artefacts, we headed to the galleries restaurant and tucked into a tasty lunch, followed by a bus trip across Dundee’s Tay Bridge and a stop off in Tayport for a sweetie.

A scenic stop off at Tayports’ marina prompted further reminiscing and lively chat about fishing boats, boat trips, holidays, food, friends, acquaintances’ and occupations, as well as the whole group joining in with Peter with a few more songs for the bus trip back to Arbroath.

Residents were brimming with the delights of their day and actively planning next months Oomph Wellness bus tour.