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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) - Latest news, articles and photos

V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs
V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs

V&A’s Fabergé exhibition is so much more than just eggs

This is a big exhibition about the smallest things -- a huge space given over to tiny jewels of almost infinite fame. Over 200 treasures all by the iconic jeweller, Fabergé.

Nov
18
2021
Fabergé egg found by a scrap dealer going on display at the V&A
Fabergé egg found by a scrap dealer going on display at the V&A

Fabergé egg found by a scrap dealer going on display at the V&A

As part of an exhibition about the famous Russian jewellery maker, one of the ‘missing’ eggs created by Fabergé that was lost for many years will go on display in London.

Sep
24
2021
Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum
Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum

Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum

There's a number of temporary free exhibitions at the moment within the V&A museum, which are worth a trip to the museum in their own right.

Jun
30
2021
A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court
A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court

A moody makeover for the V&A’s Raphael Court

A large gallery in the V&A museum has been given a major refurbishment and swept away pale grey walls for a richer darker look that really brings out the artwork on the walls.

May
06
2021
Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available
Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available

Tickets to visit the V&A museum now available

Following a year of stop-start closures, the V&A Museum says that it will reopen its doors to visitors on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Apr
14
2021
V&A’s Raphael Cartoons go online
V&A’s Raphael Cartoons go online

V&A’s Raphael Cartoons go online

The Raphael Cartoons, one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance in the UK can now be viewed via a new online service from the V&A museum.

Feb
02
2021
The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon
The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon

The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon

During the lockdown, the huge Raphael Cartoons which are on display in a dedicated gallery within the V&A were given a rare refurbishment.

Sep
24
2020
Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates
Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates

Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates

The big three - the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A Museum have all announced the dates they will reopen following the lockdown.

Jul
14
2020
See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum
See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house - just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

Mar
26
2020
Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A
Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A

Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A

The UK's only known example of a late Medieval jewelled cluster brooch, discovered by a metal detectorist in 2017 has gone on display in the V&A Museum.

Mar
19
2020
The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool
The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Mar
12
2020
Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined
Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined

Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined

A room in the V&A at the moment contains a decaying replica of one of the most famous interior designs of the late 19th century.

Mar
05
2020
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

Jan
14
2020
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time
Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close its Raphael Court for most of the year.

Jan
02
2020
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

Dec
31
2019
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A
Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.

Dec
23
2019
Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display
Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.

May
22
2019
The V&A explores the future of food production
The V&A explores the future of food production

The V&A explores the future of food production

Of all the great achievements of the 20th century, food has to be one of the greatest -- not just the abundance of it, but how prices today are a fraction of what they used to cost. But at what cost to the environment?

May
21
2019
An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum
An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

A long wood lined corridor that's not on the map contains a rather charming gallery of actors and other artistic sorts.

May
15
2019
Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display
Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display

Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display

In this the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A museum has put Queen Victoria’s famous coronet on display after it was saved from being sold overseas.

Apr
24
2019
V&A puts Elton John into Room 101
V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and is now half of a space given over to the museum's photography collection.

Apr
16
2019
You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column
You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there's been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that's normally locked, and only very occasionally opened -- but now is open all the time.

Apr
11
2019

Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display

The V&A says that it has acquired one of the most important examples of modern lighting ever designed in the UK, a joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí and his most important British patron, Edward James.

Mar
19
2019
When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A
When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A

When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A

There's a room in the V&A that's filled with more than the usual abundance of nostalgia, looking at domestic design in the post-war years.

Oct
30
2018