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Tours & Trails

Audio Tours & Interactive Experiences

Explore the museum in a new light with these self-guided audio tours, available through the Smartify app. Supported by Art Fund.

Scottish Design Galleries

Explore the stories of the objects within the Scottish Design Galleries with the power of your mobile phone. Scan any of our objects using the Smartify app to learn more about our fascinating collection.

A render of V&A Dundee building

Stories From The Building

Take an trip around the building and explore this feat of architecture and engineering from a new perspective, featuring audio excerpts from key contributors to the construction of the building.

A group of visitors on a tour of the Scottish Design Galleries

Guided Tours

V&A Dundee Scottish Design Galleries Tour

Free | Fri - Sun at 11.00 & 13.30 | Pre-booking required

This tour provides an overview of the Scottish Design Galleries to see some of our most popular objects.

Meet at the welcome desk 10 minutes before the start. Maximum 10 people per tour. Gallery stools are available for anyone who requires.

V&A Dundee Architecture Tour

Free | Mon, Wed & Thurs at 11.00 & 13.30 | Pre-booking required

Join us to discover the incredible story behind our building and learn more about it's design and construction with a detailed look at the architecture of this very modern museum.

Meet at the welcome desk in the Locke Hall 10 minutes before the start. Part of this tour may take place outside so suitable clothing and footwear is advised.

Printed Trails

seek + peek!

Free | Daily 10.00 - 17.00 | Available from the Welcome Desk

A playful trail around our waterfront plaza.

Designed by Dundee-based illustrator Cara Rooney, this colourful trail will take you and your family on a waterfront wander of discovery around our plaza, the urban beach and gardens. What will you discover and do today?

This is a self-guided trail, so no need to book – just pick up a trail from our special seek + peek! cart on the plaza.

Selkie Trail

Free | Daily 10.00 - 17.00 | Available from the Welcome Desk

Join Selkie the Seal on a trail to find out more about our incredible building!

Pick up a free, family-friendly self-guided trail from our Welcome Desk then explore the museum. Sketch, wander and find out fun facts about our architecture and design. When you’ve finished, collect an Official Explorer stamp and Selkie’s Seal of Approval!

Selkie the Seal was designed by award-winning Scottish textile designer Donna Wilson, especially for us. Donna took inspiration from the Scottish coastline, as well as our aquatic neighbours in the Tay, and this cuddly seal was given the name Selkie after a public vote on social media.


Free | Daily 10.00 - 17.00 | Available from the Welcome Desk

Find us where the city meets the Silvery Tay.

Labyrinth is a self-guided welcome and wellbeing trail to show you what V&A Dundee has to offer. From reflecting on objects in our Scottish Design Galleries, to drawing views of the silvery Tay – this is your museum to explore, share ideas, meet and make friends and find calm.

Head on over to pick up a copy of Labyrinth from our Welcome Desk and start your journey with us. You can also listen to the accompanying Spotify playlists here.

Labyrinth was created by students Rhona Forbes, Caitlyn Harrold, Rory Doyle, Siddharth Jakhmola and Zack Daniels in a collaborative project between V&A Dundee and University of Dundee’s Schools of Art & Design and Medicine.

Completed the trail? Let us know what you thought.

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