V&A Dundee Tour and Lunch
Monday 18 February 2019, 11.30 - 14.00
V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
The only V&A outside of London opened in Dundee in September 2018. The £80m building was inspired by the cliffs of Scotland’s north eastern coastline and sits on the edge of the River Tay.
The museum has around 300 exhibits; including architecture, furniture, glassware, fashion, engineering, healthcare and video games. Work by the 18th century architect Robert Adam is on show, alongside the 20th century’s Basil Spence.
The main feature is Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Oak Room, which had not been seen in public for 50 years. The 45ft-long panelled room was originally designed for Miss Cranston's Ingram Street tearooms in Glasgow, in 1907. It was saved from being scrapped in 1971 and put into storage by the city council.
A guided tour will take place at 11.30am. We will meet in the cafe, where drinks can be purchased, from 11.00am.
Lunch will be provided after the tour.
After lunch you can browse the gallery. There is also an exhibition currently on show; Ocean Liners - Speed and Style, which is a paying exhibition.
Regular trains and buses run from Glasgow to Dundee. The train station is across the road from the V&A, the bus station is half a mile from the museum.
The cost of the event is £20 for members and £24 for non-members, this includes lunch.
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