The V&A Museum Dundee – Scotland’s design museum – reopened at the end of August with new visitor arrangements in place to comply with COVID19 restrictions. For some of us, there has not been much of an opportunity to get back out and go to museums and other public buildings and events after lockdown, but maybe this is an opportunity to ‘get a bit of culture’ whilst observing the current restrictions.
Since it opened, the V&A Dundee has always offered a wide range of accessible events and exhibitions. Although the planned programme of exhibitions and events had to be postponed, there is still a limited range of accessible events taking place, with closed captions and B.S.L. interpreters.
The V&A Dundee building itself is fully accessible. It is situated a couple of minutes from the train station and other public transport links, and V&A Dundee is an imposing building that, along with the RSS Discovery, dominates the Dundee harbour front. It is well worth a visit just to see the building itself.
Highlights of the current programme include an exhibition and a series of events about the design legacy of 1960s style icon Mary Quant. There is also a series of accessible talks across September and October:
Due to current restrictions, you must book in advance for both the exhibition and the events, although if you are unable to attend the events the museum intends to record them and make them available on their website at a later date.