V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee, Opened on 15th September 2018, is an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

The V&A Dundee is housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee's Waterfront. It hosts major exhibitions, celebrates Scotland's design heritage, inspires and promotes contemporary talent, and seeks to encourage design innovation for the future.

In September 2014 BAM Construction was appointed as preferred bidder for the building designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. Funding for the museum was achieved by both public and private donations including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland and a wide range of charitable trusts and companies. In addition to Scottish Government and lottery support.

The V&A Dundee seeks to make a unique contribution to Scotland's cultural landscape, inspire generations and showcase Scotland's rich legacy of design.

website: http://www.vandadundee.org/

The V&A Dundee can be contacted at: 01382 411611 or through the contact form on their website at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/contact

V&A Dundee

The V&A Dundee

Getting to the V&A Dundee:

By Cycle: The V&A Dundee is located on the National Cycle Network and Dundee's Green Circular route. Cycle Parking stands are available outside the building. (luggage lockers are available inside the building for smaller items)

By Train: The V&A Dundee is located within sight of Dundee Railway Station - simply exit out of the main station doors and look to your right.

By Long Distance Bus: Dundee Bus Station is located on the east side of the city centre, about a 12 minute walk from the V&A Dundee. You can plan your route here or look out for the large wayfinder map signs located on the City Streets and within the Bus Station. Alternatively hop on the Service 360 local bus

By Car: Follow signs for City Centre or Discovery Point. The V&A Dundee has no dedicated parking but off-street parking is available in city centre car parks nearby. The most convenient car parks would be : Discovery Quay (a 3 minute walk from the museum) or Greenmarket Multi Storey Car Park (a 7 minute walk from the museum). Limited on-street parking is also available to the north-east of the museum building on South Crichton Street

By Air: Dundee airport is located 2 miles from the museum and would take around 5-7 minutes by taxi, or 40 minutes to walk


V&A Dundee and its surrounding area can also be viewed by downloading the Dundee Waterfront Interactive Tour App for iPad and Android


Building flythrough of V&A Dundee Museum of Design from V&A Dundee on Vimeo.



Construction Progress Images:

(January 2018)

V&A Dundee

(December 2017)

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee


(October 2017)

V&A Museum under construction

(August 2017)

V&A construction August 2017

V&A Museum and RRS Discovery in Dundee

(May 2017)

V&A Museum Dundee construction

V&A Museum in Dundee

V&A Construction Dundee

V&A Museum seen from Slessor Gardens

V&A wall construction

V&A construction seen from Dundee Rail Station

V&A museum Dundee

V&A external cladding work

V&A Museum at Dundee Waterfront

V&A Museum at the River Tay

(April 2017)

To enable external cladding and landscaping works the west (Perth) bound inside lane of Riverside Esplanade and one lane of the Tay Road Bridge west bound off ramp  will be closed from April 3 for much of 2017: View the press release for further information

(March 2017)

View from Dundee Rail Station Construction Site

(Feb 2017)

V&A Museum under construction

Click here to view a video documenting the construction of the V&A Museum Of Design on Youtube

Christmas Light Night Dundee

The V&A Dundee Construction site and  RRS Discovery illuminated as part of the Christmas Light Night 2016 event

(Nov 2016)

V&A Dundee under construction

V&A Dundee under construction

V&A Dundee under construction

(Oct 2016)

V&A Dundee Construction

(Aug 2016)

V&A Dundee construction

V&A Dundee construction

(above photos by Robert Perry)

(July 2016)

Construction of the V&A Museum Of Design Dundee

Construction of the V&A Museum Of Design Dundee

(April 2016)

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

(March 2016)

V&A Dundee / Ross Fraser Mclean Studio RoRo

Core of building with RRS Discovery.

V&A Dundee / Ross Fraser Mclean Studio RoRo

Construction of the archway between the buildings.

V&A Dundee / Ross Fraser Mclean Studio RoRo

Construction of the wall of the main hall.

(January 2016)

V&A Dundee Under Construction

(November 2015)

V&A Museum Of Design Dundee

V&A Museum Of Design under construction

Dundee Waterfront under construction

(October 2015)

V&A Museum Of Design under construction

V&A Museum of Design Dundee from above

Hoardings celebrating design have been placed around the site whilst foundations for the V&A building are now being put in place. Read the press release here

hoardings at V&A V&A Museum Dundee Hoardings

(July 2015)

Dundee Waterfront V&A Construction Site

(June 2015) Work begins within the cofferdam

View into the cofferdam at the V&A site: Dundee Waterfront

(May 2015) Cofferdam works in the River Tay are completed.

Cofferdam at Dundee Waterfront

(April 2015) Work to construct a cofferdam within the River Tay in progress:

V&A Museum Of Design: Construction work in progress

Cofferdam at Dundee Waterfront

To view older images of the construction works at the V&A Museum Of Design Dundee please follow this link