V&A Dundee visitor guide: How to get here and where to park

The brand new V&A Dundee is set to put our city on the map and bring in thousands of tourists.

Already the museum designed by famous Japanese architect Kengo Kumo is becoming an iconic landmark in our fab city.

But where is it? 

You can find the spectacular new building right on the banks of the River Tay. It sits next to the RRS Discovery ship and the two make a lovely pair.

How to get here

The V&A’s waterfront location means it’s easy to get to from pretty much anywhere.


Dundee Airport

Coming from in or around London? You can get flights to Dundee from London Stansted. A quick, 10-minute drive or taxi ride to the city centre will bring you right to the museum.


Dundee Railway Station

Getting into Dundee and to the V&A by train couldn’t be easier. Once you step on to the platform at Dundee you’ll be welcomed into our brilliant new railway station. From there all you have to do is turn right and cross the road and the museum will be right in front of you – simple!


All roads lead to the V&A. Driving to the waterfront via the A85, A991, Marketgait and East Dock Street roads will take you to our vibrant waterfront.

For parking there are several options around the city centre including; Cowgate, Whitehall Crescent, South Tay Street and Exchange Street. Other options for parking include the Overgate and Wellgate centres which are only a 10-minute walk from the V&A, or Yeaman’s Shore opposite the railway station.

Special parking spots have been made for coaches right next to the V&A which you can see here.

Public transport

Dundee’s two main buses services are Travel Dundee and Xplore Dundee. Most of their services have route through the city centre. From Monday September 17, Xplore will also be running a special tourist-focused service stopping off at a range of visitor hotspots including, of course, V&A Dundee.


There plenty of pedestrian routes leading to the V&A from the city centre and surrounding area. The waterfront is a busy place for motor traffic but pathways and crossings are clearly marked to keep you safe.


Cycling to V&A is a great way to get out and about

Dundee is a great place to cycle with all sorts of terrain and scenery for you to enjoy. And V&A Dundee sits right on National Cycle Way Route 1.

A complete map of dedicated cycle routes can be found here, including those leading to the V&A.

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Hamzah Hussain