A visit to V&A Dundee (2-4 October 2019)
13 Jan 2020 - 20:45 BY Catherine Headlam
In early October, 17 members set off from Kings Cross to Dundee, once famous for jam, jute and journalism. We were met at our hotel by the chair of the Tayside Arts Soc, Cynthia Robb, who gave an introduction to Dundee's history and joined us for supper. The following morning we explored the city in a mixture of pre-booked events and free time, including the RS Discovery on which Scott took his first trip to the Antarctic; our main port of call, the striking new V&A on the waterfront designed by Kengo Kuma; a guided walk of the city centre with street art, and the waterfront areas being regenerated to re-link the city to its river; the McManus Art Gallery; and the social history museum including a working jute mill. After that packed day we all dispersed in smaller groups to well-earned dinners. The final day was spent visiting nearby Glamis Castle with its long, eventful history and beautiful gardens, before returning to catch the train to London.
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