V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee
1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
  • Telephone 01382 411611
  • Opening times Sat–Thu 10am–5pm; Fri 10am–9pm.
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  • Website www.vam.ac.uk/dundee
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V&A Museum of Design Dundee

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V&A Dundee is part of the £1bn regeneration programme of Dundee Waterfront, and it's one of the largest and busiest art and design hubs in the country. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won the competition in 2010, and construction began in March 2015.

Opened in 2018, the museum now hosts major touring exhibitions and it curates large-scale exhibitions of its own, fostering design initiatives across the country.

The uniquely-shaped building contains a shop, a cafe, a permanent collection and a large temporary exhibition space. There are blue badge parking spaces adjacent to the museum. There are plenty of parking spaces available at a number of multi-storey car parks across the city.

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Design for Our Times

Material innovation for our contemporary age Today we face many urgent issues caused by climate change - designers in Scotland are tackling these issues head-on. Design for Our Times offers sustainable solutions to overconsumption and material waste through the innovative work of selected designers based in Scotland. It…

Thu 27 Jan

Free / 01382 411611

Fri 28 Jan

Free / 01382 411611

Sat 29 Jan

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…and 135 more dates until 13 Jun

Reviews & features

Opening exhibitions at the V&A Museum of Design Dundee

19 Sep 2018

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style and Scottish Design Galleries fit perfectly within the new design museum

With audiences streaming into V&A Dundee over its opening weekend to get a view of the inside of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's landmark building – his first in the UK – and marvel at the space, the carefully chosen views upon the River Tay, and a…

V&A Dundee's Opening Weekend, 3D Festival's lineup revealed

27 Jul 2018

Spectacular dance, design, installations and music will welcome Scotland's newest museum.

Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma Scotland's first design museum, the V&A Dundee is set to open its doors to the public for the first time on Sat 15 Sep 2018. To mark the occasion a free two-day celebration of design, music and…

Maurizio Mucciola on V&A Dundee: 'I hope people really see this building as part of their city and part of the public space of the city'

8 Jun 2018

The V&A Dundee project architect takes us through Kengo Kuma's modern and cutting-edge design

'When I first saw Kengo Kuma's drawings for V&A Dundee,' says director Philip Long, 'I realised he had designed something truly remarkable.' With its ambitious, geometric structure stretching out onto the River Tay, the building seeks to reconnect the…

Meredith More on Ocean Liners: 'These ships had transformed and shrunk the world'

8 Jun 2018

V&A Dundee's assistant curator talks us through the glamour, romance and tragedy within the Ocean Liners story ahead of the grand opening

Imagine you're living in the early to mid-20th century, have a bit of disposable income in your pocket and fancy travelling the world. We're some time away yet from suffering long queues in stuffy, packed airports, while going through the indignity and…

My V&A Dundee: Charlotte Brimner on her favourite designed object

8 Jun 2018

The Angus-raised musician chats Spex Pistols ahead of V&A Dundee's opening

'I got my glasses from an independent boutique in Dundee called Spex Pistols. I'd say the main print is a black and white zebra pattern with dashes of colour in it, and they're all colours that I like: pink and yellow and baby blue. My style is about…

Scottish Design Relay highlights the vibrancy of Scotland's design future

8 Jun 2018

A new generation of designers have taken on the Scottish Design Relay in the run up to V&A Dundee's grand opening

Last year, V&A Dundee kicked off the Scottish Design Relay, a national project inspired by a selection of objects visitors will see when the new museum opens in September. Over a period of eight months, teams of young people from six areas around…

V&A Dundee's 3D Festival showcases the best of the city's creative future

8 Jun 2018

Co-designed by a committee of young people, the festival fits in with the city's wider regeneration

As the last pieces fall into place ahead of V&A Dundee's much-anticipated debut, it has never been clearer that the new museum is far from the entire story. While this is an undoubtedly historic moment, the opening of V&A Dundee plays only a small part…

Tay time: how Dundee became the perfect home for the new V&A

29 Mar 2018

With the V&A finally set to unveil its wares in Dundee, Susan Mansfield considers the bold cultural transformation of 'Scotland's coolest city'

Which Scottish city is the only designated UNESCO City of Design in the UK? Where did the organisation take place for the largest ever representation of Scottish contemporary art in China? Which destination was recently described in the Wall Street…

V&A Dundee set to host major touring exhibitions

18 May 2015

Gallery reportedly looking to launch with Hollywood Costumes and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

V&A Dundee, the art and design museum currently under construction on the Dundee waterfront, will open by hosting major V&A touring exhibitions, it was announced today. Construction began in March on the £80.11m museum, and although it won't be opening…