Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Recommended
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1745
Tuesday: 1000 - 1745
Wednesday: 1000 - 1745
Thursday: 1000 - 1745
Friday: 1000 - 2200
Saturday: 1000 - 1745
Sunday: 1000 - 1745
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.
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Tube : South Kensington (District & Circle line).

A visit in London shouldn't be completed without a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Thanks to its fabulous collection the often abbreviated V&A is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It takes its name from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and was founded in 1852.

The V&A covers 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. The holdings of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

Listing some of the highlights in the museum, it owns the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, with the holdings of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy.

The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork, while the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western world.

Since 2001, the museum has embarked on a major renovation programme.

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Past exhibitions at Victoria and Albert Museum - now closed:
Bejeweled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection 21st Nov 2015 - 28th Mar 2016
Club to Catwalk : London Fashion in the 80s 10th Jul 2013 - 16th Feb 2014
Curtain Up 9th Feb 2016 - 31st Aug 2016
Disobedient Objects 25th Jul 2014 - 1st Feb 2015
Jameel Prize 11th Dec 2013 - 21st Apr 2014
Julia Margaret Cameron 28th Nov 2015 - 21st Feb 2016
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 - 1900 26th Oct 2013 - 19th Jan 2014
Pearls 21st Sep 2013 - 19th Jan 2014
The Glamour of Italian fashion 1945-2014 5th Apr 2014 - 27th Jul 2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 3rd May 2014 - 15th Mar 2015
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain 22nd Mar 2014 - 13th Jul 2014