V&A Dundee welcomes 100,000th visitor

8 October 2018, 15:07

V&A dundee

The new V&A Dundee has welcomed its 100,000th visitor in less than a month since opening.

The museum designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, part of the city's £1 billion waterfront regeneration, opened its doors on September 15.

Grandmother Sheila Harkness from Monifieth, Angus, was the 100,000th person to visit on Monday.

She took a trip to the design museum on the banks of the Tay with daughter Sharron McAllister and grandchildren James, 10 and Kirsty, eight, from Dunfermline, Fife.

They were given a one-year family and friends membership and a Kengo Kuma print to mark the occasion.

V&A Dundee director Philip Long said: "I'm very proud and delighted that in just over three weeks 100,000 people have already visited the museum.

"The feedback we have received from visitors has been fantastic and means so much to all of the team.

"It's been a joy to see people enjoying the galleries, exhibitions and learning activities as well as exploring the wonderful building and enjoying all it offers."

V&A Dundee is expected to welcome around 500,000 visitors in its first 12 months, and around 350,000 a year thereafter.