Victoria And Albert Museum

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  • Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2079422000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Family And Kids

Victoria And Albert Museum - Review

Reputed as the world’s greatest art and design museum and often referred to as the V&A, it is home to over 4.5 million objects. The museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The museum has 145 galleries showcasing thousands of years of creativity from around the world leading up to the present day exhibits. Visitors can see ceramics, fashion, furniture, jewellery, art, sculpture and much more, all under one enormous roof. The Medieval Renaissance Gallery, The Jewellery Gallery and the British Gallery are a definitely worth seeing. There is also a gift shop on the premises. Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you London Itinerary 2 Weeks and London Itinerary 10 Days

Victoria And Albert Museum Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Victoria And Albert Museum Hours

  • Exhibitions close 15 minutes prior to Museum closing times.
  • The tunnel entrance to the V&A is open from 10.00 am- 5.40 pm Saturday to Thursday and 10.00 am- 8.00 pm on Fridays.
  • For detailed opening hours of other attractions inside the museum, please check the official website.

How To reach Victoria And Albert Museum by Public Transport

  • Tube Station : South Kensington

Restaurants Near Victoria And Albert Museum

  • Cassis Bristro
  • The Good Earth
  • V&A Cafe
  • Pallette Restaurant

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  • Victoria And Albert Museum Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
  • Victoria And Albert Museum Contact Number: +44-2079422000
  • Victoria And Albert Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm
  • Victoria And Albert Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Victoria And Albert Museum(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Victoria And Albert Museum: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 50.5% of people who visit London include Victoria And Albert Museum in their plan

  • 40.45% of people start their Victoria And Albert Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Victoria And Albert Museum

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

93.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Victoria And Albert Museum

People normally club together Big Ben London and Natural History Museum while planning their visit to Victoria And Albert Museum.

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Victoria And Albert Museum, London Reviews

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  • This history of the V&A is a story like no other. From its early beginnings as a Museum of Manufactures in 1852, to the foundation stone laid by Queen Victoria in 1899, to today's state-of-the-art galleries, the Museum has constantly evolved in its collecting and public interpretation of art and design. Its collections span 5,000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium, housed in one of the finest groups of Victorian and modern buildings in Britain. Henry Cole, the V&A's first Director, declared that the Museum should be a "schoolroom for everyone". Its mission was to improve the standards of British industry by educating designers, manufacturers and consumers in art and science. Acquiring and displaying the best examples of art and design contributed to this mission, but the 'schoolroom' itself was also intended to demonstrate exemplary design and decoration. The story of the design and construction of the V&A's buildings, and of the personalities who guided this process, is one of persistent vision and ingenuity, amid the changing artistic, political and economic circumstances of the last 150 years.

  • A brilliantly curated collection of exquisite items of cultural heritage from around the world. The vastness is evident from its thematically divided sections, for Europe Asia etc. The design based temporary exhibitions are always a hit. The multiple cafes are always full of people. There's one with these lighted glass chandeliers which is like straight out of a movie. The stores themselves are special with many unique art objects. A truly moving experience and would recommend it to everyone. This museum is more about history than art, hence don't be put off if you find art boring. I couldn't do justice to this museum in 3 hours time. Will visit again. Many times.

  • A wonderful collection of beautiful articles, I wasn’t aware that V&A had theatre and movie area and it was fabulous! Plaster cast of David,a beautiful and famous lady donated a butterfly ring and the censor exhibition all worth a visit. I must mention our guide Tony he made it interesting and fun. Can you find the fig leaf that Queen Victoria ordered near David?

  • I enjoy spending time in this museum for a couple of reasons. First, it makes you really travel back in time. You can spend hours wandering around the symbolic handcrafts and history of the Middle East, China, Greece. Second you can decide to seek for piece and quiet at the V&A library on the first floor. And third relax in the beautiful enclosed garden. A nice gift shop is located between the main entrance and the back garden.

  • We spent an afternoon in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and could have well spent many more delightful afternoons in this museum devoted to design. "Design" here encompasses an astonishing breadth of artworks and craftsmanship, including architecture, sculpture, Medieval and Renaissance armor, drawing, clothing, and almost any other human creative effort you can think of. The museum is exceptionally friendly to younger visitors, who will delight in the expansive wading pool between the museum and the elaborately decorated dining rooms. The museum cafe is the oldest of its kind, and served well-prepared food in a breathtaking setting.

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  • do you have an archive dept in relation to the old music hall era as i am researching my great,great grandparents who were on the stage.

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    • It is recommended that you call Victoria and Albert Museum to know if they have an archive department. You may call on  44 (0)20 7942 2000 and ask for the details. 

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