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.

Events at this venue

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Atmosphere: Blade Runner

Join us for an expanded screening of this iconic film Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 science-fiction fantasy dystopia of replicant robots gone rogue in Los Angeles is set in November 2019, the same month that both the ‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’ exhibition and the NEoN Digital Arts Festival open.

Fri 8 Nov

£9 / 01382 411611

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Festive Design Market

The festive design market you’ve been waiting for… Curated by pop-up legends Tea Green, our first ever Design Market is packed to the festive rafters with covetable high-quality design across a range of prices. Featuring work from some of Scotland’s best independent designers, some exhibiting in the city for the…

Sat 23 Nov

Free / 01382 411611

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Nov

Free / 01382 411611

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine

Exhibition diving into the theme of how popular culture has influenced our understanding of robots, artificial intelligence and the increasingly blurring frontier between human and machine.

Sat 2 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 411611

Sun 3 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 411611

Mon 4 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 411611

…and 111 more dates until 23 Feb 2020

Hello, Robot. Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about the anthropomorphic relationships we have with gadgets and robots.

Mon 4 Nov

Free / 01382 411611

Part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival.

The Look: Westwood

Eunice Olumide, Tolu Coker, Dorothy Arnott and Jimmy Campbell explore the work of designer and political activist, Vivienne Westwood. From her humble beginnings on Portobello Road to becoming a recognised global brand, Vivienne Westwood DBE RDI is one of British fashion's most famous – and most provocative…

Thu 7 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01382 411611

Panel Discussion: Studio Nicholas Daley

Explore the design practice of one of the UK’s most exciting young fashion designers, Nicholas Daley. Nicholas has continually explored his dual-ethnic heritage, being of Jamaican and Scottish descent: questioning and reflecting the notion of multiculturalism within British identity. His international fashion shows…

Fri 15 Nov

£5 (£4) / 01382 411611

Seven Last Words

The Scottish Ensemble plays James MacMillan's distinctive setting of the dying words of Jesus.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

£14 / 01382 411611

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Tay Late: Reggae Klub Revisited

A night of reggae music by legendary DJs.

Fri 15 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01382 411611

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…

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