Unveiling the V&A Dundee

September 7, 2018

The V&A’s first outpost, outside London and Scotland’s first design museum opens on 15th September in Dundee.

The dazzling building located on Dundee’s Riverside Esplanade was designed by renowned award-winning Japanese architects Kengo Kuma & Associates following an international competition. The vision was to create a building that reconnected the city with its historic riverside which sits at the heart of a 30-year and £1 billion waterfront transformation project which is hoped will draw visitors from far and wide to Scotland’s fourth biggest city.


The impressive 8,000m2 building features curving concrete walls and no straight external walls to create the appearance of a Scottish cliff face and contains 1,650m² of gallery space.

The V&A Dundee will be open seven days a week between 10 am and 5pm with free admissions although some exhibitions and events will carry a separate charge.


The temporary opening exhibition will be Ocean Liners: Speed and Style and visitors will be able to discover how ocean liners become one of the most powerful and admired symbols of 20th century modernity. From Brunel’s 1859 steamship, the Great Eastern to the launch of the QE2 in 1969, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style is the first exhibition to fully explore the design and cultural impact of ocean liners on an international scale, focusing on their promotion, engineering and interior design as well as the lifestyle on board.

The city’s newest cultural landmark is within easy striking distance of  Rufflets if you are planning a visit. Ticketed museum entry over the opening weekend of 15th and 16th September is already sold out, but it is still possible to book tickets for Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.

We will keep you updated with what’s on at the V&A in our monthly round up of events taking place and if you are one of the lucky ticket holders for the opening weekend we would love to know what you think. Please comment here.

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