The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design.
And on 15 September this year, they welcomed visitors to the museum for the first time.
But what is here worth seeing?
First up: exhibitions. The Scottish Design Galleries will be the heart of the new museum and will explore Scotland’s design landscape, past, present and future. 300 amazing objects across a range of disciplines will explore the everyday relevance of design, as well as the processes which underpin it.
The V&A kicks off its ambitious international programme of touring exhibitions, showcasing the very best of design from around the world, with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. The first major V&A show exhibited in Scotland, it re-imagines the golden age of ocean travel. You will be able to experience what it would have been like to step on-board one of these great ‘floating palaces’ of the past.
The Michelin Design Gallery will showcase contemporary design talent through fast-changing installations by emerging designers and creative projects developed through our programme. The first of these will be a Scottish Design Relay exhibition, presenting design prototypes created by young people in communities across Scotland from Orkney to Govan during our pre-opening national project.
The temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries will be complemented by exciting new commissions and installations, supporting and showcasing emerging creative talent. A new work by Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips will welcome visitors as they reach the upper floor of the museum. A response to the V&A’s remarkable collections of Scottish design, Ciara's site-specific installation will draw on research into textile histories and Scottish ceramic production.
Alongside all of this, a visit to V&A Dundee could also include dropping into the dynamic learning spaces, designed to accommodate visitors of all ages and backgrounds to learn from and participate in design creativity; a design residency studio where designers will share work-in-progress with visitors; a multi-purpose auditorium for conferences, design jams and community events; a café and shop; and a restaurant with spectacular views from its open terrace over RRS Discovery and the River Tay.
Tickets: Free admission (A paid ticket is needed for certain events, activities and temporary exhibitions.
Seven Days a Week: 10am-5pm