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.
About the Victoria and Albert MuseumOne 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.
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Exhibitions opening soon
Free 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
£12 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
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
£18 Epic Iran
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
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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.
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