V&A Dundee - Scotland’s first design museum

August 31, 2018 2 min read

V&A Dundee - Scotland’s first design museum

                                               Grandiose facade of the world renown Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Speaking from my last visit to the V&A (above) in late 2016, you can really lose yourself in the vast yet dedicated collections. The V&A houses a broad spectrum of subjects from architecture, furniture, fashion, paintings and sculpture to name a few, and even features the world's oldest museum restaurant. With the official foundation stone laid by Queen Victoria in 1899.

In the present day, the V&A name expands up north to Dundee. The strikingly different, specially built three storey structure lies on the city's waterfront, along the River Tay. Big plus points being the unique building will provide direct renewable energy for the museum!
A work of art in its own construction, inspired by Scottish coastal cliff faces. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma & Associates, who is also the brains behind Tokoyo's New National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics.

V&A Dundee open day has been announced as 15th September 2018.

- Unfortunately tickets for the opening week have already been allocated, but it's a free museum so you can plan your visit for the rest of the year. Perfect for a rainy day out.

Open daily from 10am - 5pm.

V&A Dundee aims to explore Scotland's design heritage, such as the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Oak Room which is being restored and reconstructed.  With many more historic artefacts, contemporary marvels and upcoming exhibitions to be admired, with hope of holding the largest collections outside of London.

V & A Dundee
1 Riverside Esplanade

Top Image: V&A London, Larissa Gill
Second Image: Architect Kengo Kuma chilling out by the completed V&A Dundee. V&A Press release, Alan Richardson

Larissa Gill
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