5 reasons you should visit V&A Dundee’s inaugural exhibition

Already a wonderfully vibrant and historically fascinating city to visit, a huge £1.1bn investment in Dundee has enhanced its appeal even further.

Scotland’s first dedicated design museum, the V&A Dundee is set to open in September, and it will undoubtedly form the centrepiece of what has been an incredible and exciting transformation for the city.

Aside from Dundee’s fabulous food, brilliant bars, and eye-catching culture, the V&A Museum Dundee is providing a fresh buzz on the city’s waterfront that’s sure to see a dramatic rise in visitors, making it one of the top attractions in the country.

It’s another hugely compelling reason to Discover Dundee and see just what it has to offer.

Reflecting the impressive and striking nautical design of a building which now towers over the harbour, the V&A’s first major exhibition will focus on ‘Ocean Liners: Speed and Style’ and  will open on 15 September. So why visit? We’ve got five great reasons for you:

  • This stunning exhibition will reimagine the golden age of ocean travel, bringing it back to startling, technicolour life for visitors
  • It represents a chance to experience what life would have been like on-board one of the great ‘floating palaces’ and to discover how they became so emblematic of 20th century modernity
  • ‘Ocean Liners: Speed and Style’is the first exhibition to fully explore the design and cultural impact of ocean liners on an international scale, focussing on their promotion, engineering, interior design, as well as the lifestyle on board
  • Visitors will have a chance to view a vast range of objects that have never been seen in Europe while reuniting objects not seen together since they were admired on board from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century
  • The exhibition will also explore Scotland’s key role in the design and development of ocean liners

It’s set to be yet another nautical milestone for a city that’s immersed in the history of seafaring, epitomised by the nearby royal research ship RSS Discovery, the ship that took Scott and Shackleton on their first expedition to Antarctica.

What better way to explore it all than with a relaxing stay at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, conveniently situated just a 10 minute stroll away from the V&A?

We have a dedicated webpage that contains all the information you might need for maximising your visit to the V&A Dundee with Apex, which you can find here: https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-city-quay-hotel-spa/apex-city-quay-hotel-and-the-va-dundee

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa offers a range of great rooms that boast spectacular views over the River Tay, with some offering sights of the V&A Dundee.

Guests can further enjoy wonderful dishes, lovingly cooked up under the eye of Head Chef Graham Paulley, at the hotel’s Metro Bar & Brasserie – formerly of Gleneagles and the Old Course at St Andrews – not to mention the award-winning facilities of Yu Spa with its wide range of relaxing treatments, ensuring that you’re truly unwinding in style.

With the grand V&A Museum Dundee opening almost upon us, and the surrounding city offering so much, it might well be time to book your visit with Apex and be among the first to enjoy those wonders.