V&A Dundee

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Temporary closure of V&A Dundee

Following official guidance, V&A Dundee is temporarily closed. During these exceptional times, the health and safety of our visitors and staff is our number one priority.

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  • Museum opening hours

    Following official guidance, V&A Dundee is temporarily closed.

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.

Dundee City Council Parking information

Coach operator information

In advance of any coach party visits, coach operators need to familiarise themselves with our guidance and share the supplied information with their drivers.

Coach operator information


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

You can access a virtual tour of the museum to familiarise yourself with the museum 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.

BSL interpreted and live described tours for deaf and visually impaired visitors are available.

Accessibility information

Group visits

For exhibitions requiring a paid-for ticket, groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted rate. To make sure you have the best experience, let us know in advance if you intend to visit in a group of 10 or more.

We offer group bookings for talks and guided tours of the museum. To find out more, contact bookings@vandadundee.org



Printed maps are available at the Welcome Desk or you can ask any member of staff throughout the Museum. Download our map before you visit


Please avoid bringing in large items of luggage to the museum. Staff may request that you carry large backpacks in your hands or place them in our lockers.

Lockers are available on the ground floor, priced £1 (non-refundable). Please remove all items from the lockers before leaving the museum.

Lockers are available in two sizes. The largest locker can hold one piece of standard-sized hand luggage.

Free Wi-Fi

Availible 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.

Multimedia Guide

Explore the museum’s remarkable architecture and Scottish Design highlights at your own pace with our self-guided tour.
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Children are welcome in our café and restaurant and both offer a children’s menu. On weekends, and during the school holidays, visitors can eat packed lunches in the Picnic Room on level 1.

We welcome your choice to breastfeed anywhere in and around the museum.

There is a buggy park on the ground and second floor, as it won't be staffed it should be used at visitors' own risk. We also have baby changing facilities on all floors.

We have a dedicated Families programme of events that run alongside our exhibitions or you can pick up a free I Spy Trail while you're exploring the Scottish Design Galleries.

You and your family can sit together in the Inches Carr Resource Centre and enjoy our library of design inspired books for all ages.

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Eating and drinking

For a quick snack, mouth-watering sweet treat or artisan coffee, try out The Living Room café, at the heart of the museum. Or head upstairs to the Tatha Bar and Kitchen for seasonal, locally-sourced dishes and drinks, our menu offers something for every time of day.

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Restaurant opening times

Food: 10.00 – 16.00 | Drinks: 10.00 – 17.00

Our café is open seven days a week, during museum opening hours.

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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.

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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.