Our programme brings together new thinking and cutting-edge conversation around design from many perspectives. Head over to our What’s on to see upcoming online talks, workshops and more. Check out our podcasts and online archive of public talks.

From every day to extraordinary - our free resources explore design and draw on our past and present exhibitions along with our Scottish Design Galleries. We have a range of learning content and activities for families, teachers, communities and anyone with an interest in design. Explore our resources and more below.

While we know things are still a little uncertain and feel a bit different, we are really excited to welcome you back into the museum.

Continue to explore the world of design yourself through a host of online curated talks, workshops, and resources.


Get inspired at home with a range of challenges, design prompts and resources inspired by the museum, our exhibitions and our programme.

New Skills - Learn new skills, get inspired and kick start your creative career with these 15-minute talks and demos, led by practising designers.

Design Unlocked - A showcase of design projects by graduates from the University of Dundee and Abertay University, in conversation with our Young People’s Collective.

Design Busters - Create your own Design Busters kit at home, download our new activity book and help us solve this month’s family-friendly design challenge!

Oak Room Tour

Guided Tours

We would love to welcome you back into the museum for a tour, available to book 4-6 weeks in advance, for schools, youth groups, communities and all that's in between. Self-directed visits can be supported with 2 weeks' notice and we can cater for all access needs.

For more information and to book please see below:


Our national school programme has been co-designed with teachers and is delivered by practising designers.

From games design to fashion and from architecture to product design, our schools programme encourages pupils and teachers to be curious, ask questions and solve problems.

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Young People

Our Young People’s Collective meets weekly to co-design programmes for 14-24 year olds, develop new design-related skills and represent young people's voices throughout the museum.


Our programme encourages you and your family to be curious about design together.

Fun, friendly and sometimes mischievous, our family workshops and events will be an exciting way to explore design.


Providing an enjoyable and accessible introduction to design is fundamental to our Communities programme.

This programme helps support equal access for all audiences. Placing a strong emphasis on co-design, wellbeing and inclusion, we work with people from a range of backgrounds, interests and needs, including visitors who are visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing or have additional support needs.

Community workshops and events are held both inside the museum and across the local area.

Contact communities@vandadundee.org to find out more.

Community Garden

Just across the road from the museum you can also visit the V&A Dundee Community Garden, located on the corner of Slessor Gardens. Opened in 2017, the garden grew out of a community project exploring how the design process can benefit mental health.

Designer in Residence

Our residency programme supports designers to develop new skills, take risks, undertake research and create exciting, new work influenced by our collection, building and themes.

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