V&A Dundee gives £304 million to Scottish economy

V&A Dundee gives £304 million to Scottish economy

The V & A Dundee has so far brought in £304m to Scotland's economy, according to a new report released ahead of the museum

Since it opened on September 15, 2018, the museum has had 1.7 million visits, according to the website.

The museum's fifth-anniversary report found 1.7 million people, including 500.000 who first visited Dundee as part of tours to the V & A, walked down the doors.

Studied by BOP Consulting and tialt found the museum generated GVA £234 million in the five years since opening on top of a GVA effect of £70 million through the building.

The museum's role also had a major effect on local employment levels - with 1,685 new Scottish jobs linked to opening its Scottish design museum, 450 of which are in Dundee.

Leonie Bell, Director, V & A Dundee said: "Since opening, V&A Dundee has emerged as an important new voice for design and a gathering place for visitors from near and far, contributing to Dundee and

Scotland's creative, cultural and economic growth, despite the major challenges of the Covid pandemic.

More than 270.000 of the museum's community and education volunteer programs, including one-on-270,000 events, digital workshops, outreach, and free design activities for children and families were


The Museum celebrates its anniversary with a celebration on Saturday 16 September, the day after the official anniversary, which includes free music acts such as Be Charlotte and Andrew Wasylyk, free

admission to the Tartan exhibition and street food in the square.