V&A Dundee

Visit

Opening Saturday 15 September 2018

The museum will be open seven days a week, 10.00 – 17.00.

Entry to the museum is free. A paid ticket is needed for certain events, activities and temporary exhibitions.

Getting here

Getting here

Dundee Airport

Dundee Airport is a ten-minute car journey from the museum.

Parking and drop-off

Coach drop-off points are located directly outside the building with parking available nearby.

Disabled parking bays are available outside the museum. Multiple additional car parks and bays are located nearby.

Accessibility

Accessibility

The museum has been designed as an inclusive and accessible building, a place where everyone feels welcome. A range of access provisions are available at V&A Dundee.

Eating and drinking

Eating and drinking

Our award-winning catering partner, Heritage Portfolio, has created a delicious food and drink menu for everyone to enjoy.

For a quick snack, mouth-watering sweet treat or artisan coffee, try out our café, at the heart of the museum. Or head upstairs to our restaurant for seasonal, locally-sourced dishes and drinks. From here you can enjoy spectacular floor to ceiling views across the River Tay and RRS Discovery, at any time of day.

Families

Families

We look forward to welcoming younger visitors to V&A Dundee with a a full programme of events and activities.

Children are welcome in both our café and restaurant and there will be a children’s menu available in both locations. On weekends and during the school holidays the picnic room will be available to eat packed lunches.

Our visitors are encouraged to breastfeed anywhere on site.

Shop

Shop

From every-day kitchen products to luxury knitwear, our shop will celebrate national and international design.

We will showcase designers found within the Scottish Design Galleries, present brand new and exclusive collaborations with contemporary Scottish makers and manufacturers, and feature never-been-seen sketches of our outstanding building by Kengo Kuma.

A rotating programme of temporary shops on the first floor of the museum will support our world-class exhibition programme.

Tours

Tours

We will have a range of BSL and touch tours for visually impaired and deaf visitors that will be available periodically throughout the year. These will be bookable by September. For more information, contact access@vandadundee.org

We will be offering group bookings for talks and guided tours of our Scottish Design Galleries and our temporary exhibition programme, including a range of languages to meet demand. We will also be able to provide bespoke tours and talks on a range of subjects.

To make sure you have the best experience, let us know in advance if you intend to visit V&A Dundee in a group of 10 or more. Discounts on exhibition tickets are available for groups of this size (subject to availability).

For more information, contact tourism@vandadundee.org

Our catering partners Heritage Portfolio will have a special menu for all groups. A member of staff will discuss this with you at the point of booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Lockers

Coin-operated storage lockers will be available on the ground floor, priced £1 (non-refundable). All items left in lockers should be removed before leaving the museum. Lockers are available in two sizes, the largest of which will accommodate an airport hand luggage sized bag.

Luggage and bags

Where possible, please avoid bringing in large items of luggage to the museum to protect our collections. On occasion staff may request that you carry large backpacks in your hands or deposit them in our lockers.

Buggy parking

There is a buggy park located on the ground floor. The buggy park won't be staffed and is used at visitors' own risk.

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities on all floors.

Exploring the area

Exploring the area

We are proud to be situated at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. As a UNESCO City of Design there's a lot to get involved in and Creative Dundee’s 99 Things to See and Do in Dundee is the perfect crowdsourced guide to help you get to know the city.

V&A Dundee is part of Scotland's Tay Country. From beautiful beaches to a buzzing culture, from serene glens to a tantalising food scene, Scotland's Tay Country is designed to surprise.