The V&A team has today confirmed that V&A Dundee will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018.
V&A Dundee will be the world’s only V&A museum outside London, and will become the global home for Scotland’s design heritage. The museum will give visitors an introduction to over 500 years of brilliance, ingenuity and achievement in Scottish creativity and the best examples of design from around the world.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee is a true architectural masterpiece, featuring a clever geometric design inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland.
VisitScotland’s Chief Executive, said:
“The opening of V&A Dundee will be a game-changer for tourism in Dundee, propelling the East of Scotland into the global spotlight and shining a light on all this incredible corner of the country has to offer. Such a highly-regarded attraction has the potential to transform local tourism and will undoubtedly draw visitors from far and wide.
This represents an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Scotland’s cultural offering, in turn growing the local economy, creating jobs and sustaining communities. With prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and The Guardian all naming Dundee as a must-visit destination in 2018, there is a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the region.
V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries will feature permanent galleries of Scottish design, displaying everything from iconic objects to works that have never been seen by the public.
Visitors will be able to admire around 300 exhibits drawn from the remarkable collections of the V&A, as well as from museums and private collections across Scotland and the world, covering architecture, ceramics, engineering, fashion, furniture, healthcare, jewellery, textiles, video game design and more.
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Photo by Ross Fraser McLean