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
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
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
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
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
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
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.