V&A Dundee welcomes one millionth visitor

V&A Dundee has welcomed its one millionth visitor - just over 500 days after it first opened.

Seven-year-old Nalani Becker from Berlin arrived at the museum at 11.04am today with her father Jan, while her mother was working at Dundee University.

The family are visiting friends in Dundee and technology enthusiast Nalani was taken to see the latest exhibition Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine, which closes this Sunday.

Nalani and Jan were surprised with a gift bag including Hello, Robot exhibition tickets, afternoon tea in Tatha Bar and Kitchen, and a voucher for £100 to spend in the museum shop.

Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: "I am thrilled that today we have welcomed our one millionth visitor, just over 500 days after opening the doors of Scotland's first design museum.

"We have a hugely exciting year ahead, with the last chance to see our UK-exclusive exhibition Hello, Robot this weekend and our first major fashion exhibition Mary Quant opening in April. I would like to thank everyone who has helped to create V&A Dundee, and who continues to support its incredible success."

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "I'd like to congratulate V&A Dundee for welcoming its one millionth visitor, an impressive achievement and a sign of the museum's strong appeal to visitors from around the world.

"The museum, built with the help of £38 million in Scottish Government funding, has already more than proved its cultural value, far exceeding expectations for visitor numbers and improving Scotland's status as a prime destination for world-class cultural experiences."

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