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Tay Groups visit to the V&A in Dundee

Tay Groups visit to the V&A in Dundee

20th of January 2019 Tay Groups visit to the V&A in Dundee.

The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, the V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design.

We had a brilliant 24 members turn up to experience the building, restaurant, and the exhibitions. Members travelled from as far away as Edinburgh and Glasgow to join us for the first event for 2019.

Our first stop was the Tatha Bar and Kitchen, which Duncan had reserved for us all, and which has views over the water front. A very comprehensive and sophisticated menu was available, and this with good company and a catch up set the scene for our visit to the exhibitions. The staff did an extremely good job serving such a large group, swiftly and efficiently.

We visited the Cruise Liners Speed and Style exhibition. From Brunel's 1859 steamship, the Great Eastern, to the launch of the QE2 in 1969, Ocean Liners is the first exhibition to fully explore the design and cultural impact of ocean liners on an international scale, focussing on their promotion, engineering, interior design, as well as the lifestyle on board. I particularly enjoyed the engineering exhibits and the very clever layout displays. There was so much to see and take in, we will be going back for a second visit to see the other exhibitions.

After a final chat about the V&A, TR cars and future events we all headed home.

Jim Clark

Tay TRs Group

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