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July 14, 2020

V&A Dundee on the edge of the river Tay in the sunrise.

We’re excited to announce that the museum will reopen on Thursday 27 August!

Measures will be in place across the museum to ensure a safe, welcoming and inspiring experience for visitors and staff alike. We’re opening with our first major fashion exhibition, Mary Quant. The show will be joined by an exciting new programme extending throughout the whole museum and beyond. Take a look below to see what you can expect!

Mary Quant photo in black and white against a yellow and black background.
Mary Quant.

Mary Quant is the first international retrospective on the iconic British designer. She started a fashion revolution that a whole generation wanted to take part in. The exhibition will now run from 27 August to 17 January 2021. Book your tickets nowMary Quant will be followed by Night Fever: Designing Club Culture from 27 March to 5 September 2021.

From the day we reopen, Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble will begin work in the museum on Making Room. Working with a group of local young people and alongside Dundee Central Library, Making Room takes inspiration from historic buildings in Dundee. A new interior room will be built in the museum before being moved to Dundee Central Library. In the library, it will function as an area for digital learning and making for the city. Find out more about Making Room.

Illustration of adults and children in facemasks hugging.
Illustrator by Eleni Kalorkoti for New York Times.

We have also curated a new exhibition in response to the coronavirus pandemic, looking at how designers responded to the crisis. Now Accepting Contactless: Design in a Global Pandemic will be shown in our Michelin Design Gallery and beyond. The show will feature in spaces throughout the museum and, for the first time, outside the museum as well. Find out more about Now Accepting Contactless.

You’ll be able to see other design projects across the museum. These include Sewing Box for the Future and the Schools Design Challenge films, as well as the reopening of the Scottish Design Galleries.

V&A Dundee entrance with a large pink welcome sign.

You will need to book free timed entry tickets to enter the museum. This is part of the essential steps we’ve taken to keep visitors safe and to ensure physical distancing. Book your free ticket on our website.

We are delighted to be preparing the museum to reopen once again. We have all been working hard to welcome you back for a safe, enjoyable experience. On your next visit to the museum, you’ll see more than you’ve ever seen before.

We look forward to saying hello to you again very soon ❤️

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