V&A Dundee sees 833,000 visitors passing through its doors since opening

V&A Dundee celebrated its first birthday with the news 833,000 visitors have passed through its doors since its opening.

The figure was 330,000 more than the pre-opening estimate of 500,000 and is the latest boost for the museum’s tourism figures.

In the year since the doors opened, V&A Dundee has been visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the official opening, featured on the front cover of TIME Magazine as one of the world’s greatest places, and played host to BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow.

William and Kate at V&A Dundee, with Lord Provost Ian Borthwick.

Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: “The last 12 months have been remarkable and I can hardly believe all that’s been achieved in that time. As well as welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors and putting on world-class exhibitions championing Scottish and international design, the museum has really become part of the city, and for that I’d like to thank everyone for their support.

“We’re very proud of the contribution we have already made to Dundee and Scotland, and the opportunities we are generating for our nation’s creative talent, such as our current exhibition of work by the brilliant young fashion designer Nicholas Daley.

“We look forward to welcoming many more visitors to our upcoming major exhibitions Hello, Robot and Mary Quant.”

Frances Rougvie