Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection Of Arts And Crafts - London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10 am and 2 pm
  • Departure Details :
    Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
  • Return Details :
    Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Your tour begins at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Londons Victorian centre of art and crafts created by the Royal Couple. It is now a museum of Arts and Crafts from all countries, styles and periods. Apart from the main collection of oil paintings and watercolours (with the emphasis on the British ones and a collection of Constables oil sketches), sculptures and architectural examples, the museum contains the worlds finest collection of applied arts such as weapons and armours, tapestries and carpets, jewellery and theatrical costumes and scenery, furniture and ceramics, fashion and modern design.
Visit the famous Cartoons for tapestries which Raphael created for pope Leo X and the recently refurbished Renaissance and Medieval Galleries and the more recent Baroque Galleries.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by an art historian
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

After joining your guide you will be introduced to the most amazing objects designed by artists and craftsmen. Started as a school of design since 1836, the Museum was soon called A Peoples Palace", which was re-established to continue the famous Crystal palace Exhibition. Its future Director Henry Cole said: This Museum based on Design and Manufacture will educate designers, inspire manufacturers and reform the taste of the public at large.

Your guide who will show you briefly the main Museum Galleries of European, American and Asian Art, will concentrate in the highlight of the Museum. He or she will show you the mode of the first prefab glass building used to hold in the Park the Great Exhibition of 1851 called The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, later expanded to all Arts.
You will see Ancient Textiles and Modern Chairs, works by Michelangelo, Leonardo and Giambologna; Berninis largest marble statue moved out of Italy; Canova and Rodins sculptures. In the Islamic Galleries the Ardabil Carpet, the largest and finest carpet in the world; Tipus Tiger from Misore; Indian Jewellery, European Jewellery from Ancient to Modern times, Miniatures and Limnings, Clothes by the best designers of our day, Glass and Ceramics galore, etc. etc.

This private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history) at time of booking to alert our guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Inclusions

Private tour

Professional art historian guide

Entry/Admission - V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

Entry/Admission - Apsley House

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Nov-2015

    I thought the private tour was rather expensive for what we received. The tour giude focused on Italian artwork and there was so much more to see. I wish that the tour guide had been more informative about the museum in general.

  • 28-Aug-2015

    Rosa Maria is an OUTSTANDING guide !!! ... We enjoyed the tour immensely !!!

  • 28-Jun-2011

    I was totally embarrassed that I arranged this tour; the guide was not only late, he did not have any sign identifying himself or reaching out to our group; although he was very knowledgable of art history, he ran us around only to tell us mid tour that we would not be doing the walking tour of Apsley House, because it was closed. His appearance was dis-shoveled, and he kept checking his cell phone???? I wish I could recommend this tour;