A large queue of eager visitors has formed as people aim to get their first glimpse of the V&A Dundee.
After a weekend of celebrations and exclusive access to lucky ballot winners, the museum opened its doors to the general public.
The iconic building officially opened at 10am today.
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Shortly after the opening time, a large queue had formed – stretching past the RRS Discovery.
The iconic £80 million museum welcomed thousands of visitors over Saturday and Sunday. Among those were city celebrities Brian Cox and Lorraine Kelly.
It features a number of free exhibits as well as the featured Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, which requires the purchase of a ticket..
Mr Cox said: “I think we all agree, those of us who are close to the city and who are close to what is going on here, it’s a very emotional experience.
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Great to see people wandering around outside the museum already 🤗
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“Especially for me, I’ve known the city for many years, I was born here, went to school here and had my first theatre roles here, so to return and see what’s happening now – it’s transformed the city.
“It will attract industry and it will attract tourists, it’s the beginning of hopefully a paradigm shift in Dundee and it will put Dundee on the map for the first time.
“It’s an amazing experience. Where it’s situated on the Tay and what Kengo Kuma has done in terms of design – I believe he has said it is his best work.”
Mr Cox said he believed Dundee will come to be defined by the museum and having been involved with the project from an early stage, he promised to attend the opening.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also attended and even paid a brief visit to the 3D Festival over the road on Friday night appearing for selfies.