V&A Dundee, due to open on 15th September 2018, will be an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. The V&A Dundee will be housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee's waterfront. It will host major exhibitions, celebrate Scotland's design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and 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 is being 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.
The new V&A Dundee has welcomed its 100,000th visitor in less than a month since opening.
The museum designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, part of the city’s £1 billion waterfront regeneration, opened its doors on September 15.
Grandmother Sheila Harkness from Monifieth, Angus, was the 100,000th person to visit on Monday.
She took a trip to the design museum on the banks of the Tay with daughter Sharron McAllister and grandchildren James, 10 and Kirsty, eight, from Dunfermline, Fife.