Before I moved to Scotland, the only V&A that I had visited was the one in London. When I moved North, I thought it would be fun to visit the one in Dundee to see how different it actually is. The V&A Dundee is located Riverside on the waterfront in the city. It is about a five minute walk from the train station which means that it is easy to access for those travelling by public transport.
The one thing that stands out to you straight away is the architecture as it is so stunning and striking as it is so modern and unique. The design was created by Kengo Kuma from the University of Tokyo. He won an International competition to build it and it was his first build in the United Kingdom. The main aim of the design was to create a ‘living room for the city.’
The V&A Dundee is open everyday between the times of 10am-5pm and there is also a coffee shop and a gift store inside as well. There are permanent exhibitions in the museum such as one showcasing the history of the area. There are also temporary exhibitions as well – to find out more about these, head over to the website to find out about up and coming events.
I really enjoyed my visit to Dundee V&A and found it a great place to check out. The thing that stood out the most to me was the architecture as it is absolutely mind blowing and even if you are not a fan of museums, go just for that alone.
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