dundee v and a museum on waterfront

What to expect from the V&A Dundee

General info

  • Open to visitors from Saturday 15th September 2018.
  • Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
  • Address: 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.
  • Admission is free (however some exhibitions and special events may carry a separate charge).

It’s one of a kind

A 3D festival marks the opening of the museum, with Scottish rock band Primal Scream headlining the event alongside Lewis Capaldi and Be Charlotte. The two-day festival kicks off on Friday 14th September and is free to attend.

V&A Dundee officially opens its doors on 15th September and has been ticketed with thirty-minute time slots to make sure visitors have the best experience. Unfortunately, tickets for the opening weekend have sold out but keep an eye on their website as more might be released nearer the time.

Even if you’re not able to get your hands on tickets for the opening weekend, you’ll still be able to attend the 3D festival and soak up the atmosphere and excitement of the city.

Opening exhibitions

The opening of V&A Dundee will see the ‘Scottish Design Galleries’ and ‘Ocean Liners: Speed and Style’ exhibitions.

Scottish Design Galleries (free admission): Over 300 exhibits ranging from architecture to fashion, curated by V&A to celebrate Scotland’s design landscape.

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style (£6 - £12 admission): The first exhibition to focus entirely on the design and cultural impact of ocean liners on an international scale.

The architect

Award-winning Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won an international competition to design V&A Dundee. His vision was to create a ‘living room for the city’ and a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy and feel comfortable in. Kuma is also designing the Olympic stadium for Tokyo 2020.

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Bigger picture

V&A Dundee stands at the centre of a £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront. The redevelopment plans are set to create around 7,000 jobs in what is one of Western Europe’s most extensive waterfront projects and one of Scotland’s biggest urban developments.

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