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We’re looking forward to seeing you!

We are Scotland’s design museum. Designed for everyone, firing imaginations and sparking curiosity in design across Scotland and around the world. Come and be inspired and explore our welcoming space on Dundee's waterfront.

Museum opening hours

Open every day, 10.00 – 17.00

Whilst you are here...


Clear signage is in place and our team are on hand to point you in the right direction, but you can also download our map before you visit.


Lockers are available so you can safely store any large items, as these are not allowed in our exhibition galleries. Just speak to one of our team on arrival and they’ll show you to the locker area.

Lockers are available in two sizes. The largest locker can hold one piece of standard-sized hand luggage. There is a £1 charge (non-refundable). Please remove all items from the lockers before leaving the museum.


Younger visitors are very welcome in the museum. We have a children’s menu available in Tatha Bar & Kitchen, and our takeaway offer includes options for younger visitors. We welcome your choice to breastfeed anywhere in and around the museum.

There is a buggy park on the ground floor, but please note it is not staffed so should be used at visitors' own risk. We also have baby changing facilities on Level 0 and Level 2.

Tours and Trails

Take your time and explore in and around the museum with one of our tours or trails.

Free Wi-Fi

Available in all public spaces throughout the museum, our free Wi-Fi can be used on any device. Enjoy email, social and streaming for the duration of your visit.

Eating and drinking

Enjoy a foodie treat or a coffee pitstop on your visit. Head upstairs to the newly refurbished Tatha Bar & Kitchen and take a seat for sweet treats, scones and pastries, lunch, or afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, booking isn’t required.

Opening times

Food: 10.00 to 16.00 | Drinks: 10.00 to 17.00, Daily.

Getting here

V&A Dundee

Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

+44 (0) 1382 411 611

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


While there is no dedicated car park for the museum, there are Dundee City Council owned car parks across the city.

Public parking is available on South Crichton Street, directly adjacent to the museum on the Tay Road Bridge side. This offers nine parking spaces and a further six dedicated access spaces for Blue Badge holders. This area can also be used as a ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ point for visitors to the museum.

Other nearby council car parks include Discovery Point and Slessor Gardens.

Dundee City Council’s website provides more information on parking around the city.


Designed with inclusion and accessibility in mind, the museum offers a range of access provisions to make everyone feel welcome.

Prior to visiting, you can access a virtual tour of the museum to familiarise yourself with the building and the facilities.

Disabled person badge holders may park in any car parks free of charge and without time limit. The public parking directly adjacent to the museum includes six access parking spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Visitors with full or partial sight loss can also download the MyEyes app to help navigate the museum.


Don’t miss our beautiful shop!

Packed to the brim with inspirational design goodies, from homegrown talent to international names, and exclusive ranges to celebrate our major exhibitions.

Our aspirational range showcases designers featured in our Scottish Design Galleries and exclusive collaborations with contemporary Scottish makers and manufacturers, including sketches of our unique building by architect Kengo Kuma.

Beyond the museum

Explore Dundee

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.

Discover Scotland's Tay Country

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.