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V&A Dundee Museum is on Riverside Esplanade close to Dundee centre.

The Museum can be visited all year free of charge with a Cafe and Restaurant. There is an entrance fee for one section of the Museum that hosts a number of Top Exhibits each year. Postcode: DD1 4EZ

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The image top is from Dundee Train Station looking across to the V&A Dundee with the Discovery Ship to the right, two top Museums next to each other.

The second image is looking through the V&A Arch towards the 1 mile long Tay Bridge, one of the top Photos in the City. The sun gets round to this side about 1600, reflecting off the Water Pools and Rough Conctrete Panels that cover much of the Exterior.

The third image is of the Riverside Walk heading north. Early morning is the best time for Photos from this side.

The Entrance Hall has a Cafe, Lift, and Stairs leading up to the main First Floor. The interior of the Building has a similar design as the exterior, although Wood Panels are used in the Interior.

The First Floor has a Restaurant with good views over the Discovery Ship.

The Mackintosh Oak Room is on the First Floor, the reconstructed interior of part of Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tea Rooms, which has been unseen for 50 years.

The First Floor also holds the Scottish Design Galleries covering Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Engineering, and Electronics.

The Main Hall will host a number of Top Exhibits throughout the year. The first of these Exhibits was Ocean Liners showing how these huge Ships provided luxurious travel around the world from the 1910s to 1960s.

V&A Dundee History

1992 - a custom built dock was completed to hold the RRS Discovery Ship that was used in Antarctic explorations.

At this time, most Port Cities around the UK were transforming their Waterfronts with modern Apartments, Offices, and Restaurants.

2001 - a plan was agreed to transform the Waterfront at Dundee with a cost of around £1 billion.

The main section of the project was to be around the RSS Discovery and Train Station. Modern Flats, Shops, Restaurants, and Offices would be built on the north and south sides.

2007 - Professor Georgina Follett suggested to bring the V&A to Dundee, with it serving as the Main Attraction on the Waterfront.

2010 - the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won a competition to design the V&A with his design inspired by the east coast Cliffs of Scotland.

2018 July - the new Train Station by Dundee Waterfront was opened with a Hotel.

2018 September - V&A Dundee opened, completing the Central Waterfornt area, leading to Dundee becomming a top City to visit with a good selection of Attractions and Hotels.

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