1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ, UK
Photo by Hufton+Crow, courtesy of V&A Dundee
V&A DundeeDundee is experiencing a renaissance of late, this international center of design being the most recent addition. The first-ever dedicated design museum in Scotland—and the only other V&A museum outside of London—V&A Dundee presents “the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.” The building, designed by Kengo Kuma with extraordinary horizontal bands, is worth a visit on its own, but inside you’ll find highlights like a 15th-century illuminated manuscript and various examples of 20th-century haute couture. Also on view are rotating exhibitions covering everything from ocean liners to graphic designer Maeve Redmond.