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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 open at the moment

Asante Goldweights
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Asante Goldweights
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 31st October
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years.
Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Thu 25th November
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
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.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Fri 31st December
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Bags: Inside Out
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, this exhibition explores our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Bags: Inside Out
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 16th January 2022
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
10am to 5:45pm
South Kensington
Ends on Wed 16th March 2022
2021-10-17
2021-10-17

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
This exhibition explores master goldsmith, Carl Fabergé – who symbolised Russian craftsmanship, luxury and elegance – and the Anglo-Russian relationship which saw the opening of a London branch in 1903.
Open from Sat 20th November to Sun 8th May 2022
Fabergé: Romance to Revolution
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 it’s Raphael Court for most of the year.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 normally locked, and only very occasionally opened — but now is open all the time.

Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display
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.

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.

Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum
Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Since they were created, people have wondered if computers could create art, and now the V&A has an exhibition of some of the results of that pondering.

 

Recent exhibitions

A traveling exhibition made up from objects loaned by 6 theatre museums across Europe, showing the history of the theatre.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot is an immersive coloured light experience in the Prince Consort Gallery.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
The first international retrospective of one of the world's most iconic and influential bands.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Free  
More than 120 objects have been brought together in an exploration of how the often-overlooked product has helped create the modern world.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts.
2021-10-17
2021-10-17

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