The V&A opened its doors in 2018 and has been a hugely popular tourist destination since, with people coming from all over Scotland to visit the first of its kind. In the heart of the City of Dundee, the architecture is one reason to visit alone. The award-winning building is inspired by the dramatic coastal cliffs of North-East Scotland and was designed to bring the city to the water, by creating a hole through the middle - connecting the two. Perched on the edge of the River Tay, the V&A can't be missed.
In the summer months, you can enjoy a wander along the rivers edge, basking in the sun before exploring the museum. Worked up an appetite? There's lots of options. Tuck into a foodie treat from the Tatha Bar and Restaurant. Or grab a coffee from Locke Hall overlooking the River Tay.
The V&A inspires Scottish creativity and showcases the best of design from around the world. Their vision is to embrace the power of design to share and inspire people of all ages. Working nationally and internationally, they hope to position design as one of Scotland's greatest resources.
At the heart of the museum, the Scottish Design Gallery features the artwork from over 300 local artists. The V&A also hosts major exhibitions throughout the year. From engaging talks, art and design exhibitions and even family-fun trails to follow inside the museum. It’s a must visit if you are exploring Dundee and is great for all ages.
There’s no need to book your ticket and admission is free.
Opening times: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Distance from Taypark House: 2 miles, 45 minute walk