Over 300,000 people visited V&A Dundee in its first three months of operation, it has been revealed.

The £80m museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and home to Scotland’s only design museum, opened its doors to international fanfare in September.

The attraction has now confirmed that 312,000 people visited in the first three months – putting it well on course to smash predictions for its first year.

It had been expected that around 500,000 people would pass through the doors in year one, a a further 350,000 people each year thereafter.

Philip Long, director of the museum, said: “It has been a fantastic year for the team at V&A Dundee and I am very proud that since opening in September we have welcomed more than 300,000 people into the museum.

“The architect who designed V&A Dundee, Kengo Kuma, wanted it to become a new living room for the city and it’s great watching people make themselves at home.

“Looking ahead, I can’t wait to introduce visitors to our ambitious 2019 exhibitions exploring the revolutionary worlds of video games and robotics.”

The museum’s first main exhibition, focusing on the style and design of cruise liners, runs until next month.

It is the only part of the museum which has an entry fee.

In April, the show Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt opens in the temporary exhibition space, running until September. Then in November, the museum welcomes its third touring exhibition, Hello Robot, Design Between Human and Machine, which runs through until February 2020.

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