V&A Dundee

Plan a visit

Come and be inspired! We're open Thursday to Monday, 10.00 to 17.00

We are Scotland's design museum - here's what's on this week. Come and be inspired by design, and explore our welcoming space on Dundee's waterfront.

  • Museum opening hours

    Thursday - Monday, 10.00 – 17.00

    🎄Festive opening times🎄

    We close at 16.00 on 24 Dec then open 10.00 – 17.00 every day from 27 Dec – 9 Jan 2022

    🎅🏼 Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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


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



We have introduced a one-way system on entry and across the ground floor to make it easier to explore the museum. Clear signage will be in place and our team will be on hand to point you in the right direction, but you can also download our map before you visit. Download our map before you visit


Lockers will be 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. A cleaning station will be in place for your safety and reassurance.

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 Restaurant, 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.

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.

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Eating and drinking

Enjoy a foodie treat or a coffee pitstop on your visit. Head upstairs to Tatha Bar & Restaurant and take a seat for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Or, swing by our coffee cart in Locke Hall to enjoy cake and coffee in our seating area overlooking the river.

You can also order from our Tatha Takeaway menu and make the most of summer by enjoying your goodies in the sun and sea breeze on our outdoor Allan Terrace.

Afternoon tea must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, booking isn’t needed, but is advised to make sure you get a seat for your chosen time.

Find out more

Opening times

Food: 10.00 to 16.00 | Drinks: 10.00 to 17.00, Thursday to Monday.

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Don’t miss our beautiful shop!

Packed to the brim with inspirational design goodies, from home grown talent to international names, alongside a special Night Fever range to celebrate our new show.

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.

Explore our online shop

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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.