Tag: Dundee

Get a sneak preview of the new V&A in Dundee, Scotland

To Dundee, then, for the a preview of the opening of the new V&A museum on September 15.

V&A Dundee will be the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland.

The museum [pictured above] will feature permanent Scottish design galleries, including objects from Charles Rennie Mackintoshs Oak Tea Room.

The opening exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, runs until February.

I was a bit unsure about Dundee at first. It’s not the most straightforward journey, changing trains at Edinburgh, and first impressions of the city centre didn’t exactly blow me away.

Think a vast construction site, compounded by road closures for the weekend’s Rita Ora concert in Slessor Gardens.

But, the next day, I explored beyond the main streets and found a different side to a city still in its tourism infancy.

Read more in my forthcoming feature for Immediate Media.