Design your own V&A Time Capsule at Wellgate

What’s important to your children, and what would they pack away in a time capsule if they had the chance?


Well, now they do!

Throughout the October holidays, from Saturday 15th until Sunday 23rd October 2016, V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be helping children design their own time capsule for their friends and families to open at a later date.
The free, drop-in workshops will take place within a special V&A Dundee shop unit on Level 2 of Wellgate, from 11am until 4pm.

Children and their families will be given a kit to design their own time capsule, to take home and put in things that are important to them. They can then hide or bury it somewhere to open in the future.

There will also be lots of other activities on offer. To inspire the designers of the future, children will be asked to design a car, house and fashion of the future!

As well as free things to design and do, there’s the chance for shoppers to find out more about V&A Dundee and what it will offer local families when it opens in 2018. Come along and try on the virtual reality headset and take a peek inside the museum before it opens!


Peter Aitken, Centre Manager, Wellgate commented, “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming V&A Dundee into Wellgate. This is a great chance for families to hear more about the museum and why it’s such a great thing for our local communities.  It’s also an opportunity for children to have some fun getting stuck into some real-life design during the October break, and sample the sort of activities which the museum will offer when it opens to the public.”

Joanna Mawdsley, Learning Manager for Schools, Families & Young People at V&A Dundee, added: “We’re delighted to be taking over a shop within Wellgate over the school holidays, giving children and their families fun, free activities to do.  It’s very exciting to be active in communities across Dundee and Scotland before the museum opens, giving people a chance to see how exciting it is to be a designer.”

More information about the wider Time Capsule project is available at

For more information about Wellgate, visit


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