The first V&A museum in the world outside London and the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland, V&A Dundee welcomes you to the world of design and encourages you to explore how design creativity can be provocative, ingenious or simply breathtaking. Visitors can experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future and the vital contribution design makes to all our lives, through permanent displays and changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the centre of a 1 billion transformation of Dundee’s waterfront. Inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, the building stretches out into the River Tay, reconnecting the city with its historic and beautiful riverside - a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK.
Changing exhibitions showcase the very best design from around the world. Exhibitions showcasing at V&A Dundee in 2019 are; Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt (20 April – 8 September 2019), the first exhibition to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time and Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine. (2 November 2019 – 23 February 2021), which investigates the science and fiction of robots and looks at how they are changing the world we live in.
High-quality facilities for visitors to V&A Dundee include an atmospheric 80-cover restaurant, an outdoor terrace with stunning views across the River Tay, a relaxed café bar, guided tours and a shop selling the best of Scottish and international design.
Closed 25-26 December