Impressive building and lovely food
Lots of room to admire the building from the outside. Easy to access from the train station and parking is also quite close by. Nice wide open space to the entrance and lift to the 2nd floor where the exhibitions are located.
Transport & Parking
I arrived by train. The station is conveniently located for visiting the V&A. Parking is also available nearby next to RRS Discovery.
Having such a wide, open public space as you enter the building did make it feel like it would be good for those with various access requirements. I did feel like the floor may be a bit slippy for some. Signage for entering and exiting the main permanent exhibition space was not great. The doors were very heavy although when I was there a member of staff was positioned there to open the door for you. Despite the central areas feeling spacious, the layout of the permanent exhibition made it feel crowded. There were times when you had to step back after reading the interpretation to find what it was talking about as the item was placed up high above other items which made it quite confusing and caused a bit of congestion in those areas.
All the staff we spoke to were all very friendly and happy to help.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
The restaurant on level 2 was very pleasant. It had a nice range of food that seemed a bit different than the usual offering. They seemed to be using locally sourced ingredients and it was nice to see Arbroath Smokies on the menu.