Victoria and Albert Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Victoria and Albert Museum

One of the big museums of London, the V&A is primarily devoted to the arts and fashions.

It houses a large number of galleries, housing everything from interior furniture, to decorations and artwork.

The cast room is famous for its vast plaster cast models of famous international monuments, and a number of originals will be found in the medieval galleries.

Overseas collections are included, mostly from Asia, with some European.

The museum regularly has paid-for large exhibitions as well.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Victoria and Albert Museum,
Cromwell Road,
London,
SW7 2RL

Link to Victoria and Albert Museum's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Asante Goldweights
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Open from Wed 19th May to Sun 31st October
Asante Goldweights
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Bags: Inside Out
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, this exhibition explores our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Open from Wed 19th May to Sun 16th January 2022
Bags: Inside Out
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
Open from Sat 22nd May to Fri 31st December
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Epic Iran
£18  
Epic Iran explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran.
Open from Sat 29th May to Sun 12th September
Epic Iran
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
 

Victoria and Albert Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Victoria and Albert Museum

The nearest station is South Kensington which is 0.2 miles away.


Victoria and Albert Museum - Latest News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Recent exhibitions

This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09
Beatrix Potter's Fairyland
From ‘honey dew’ drinking parties to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, discover Beatrix Potter’s response to the world of fairies and fairytales.
2021-05-09
2021-05-09

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