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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.

Address

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

Link to Victoria and Albert Museum's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

£18  
The first UK exhibition in 90 years to present an overarching narrative spanning 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture.
Open from Sun 2nd May to Sun 29th August
Epic Iran
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag.
Open from Sun 2nd May to Sun 12th September
Bags: Inside Out
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
Open from Fri 28th August 2020 to Sun 31st October
Asante Goldweights
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions, 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 15th May to Fri 31st December
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
 

Victoria and Albert Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

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


Victoria and Albert Museum - Latest News

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.

 

Recent exhibitions

A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
From ‘honey dew’ drinking parties to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, discover Beatrix Potter’s response to the world of fairies and fairytales.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
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.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
This display explores the fascinating story of the Hall’s design through a variety of historic models, photographs and casts.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13
This is the exhibition on Balenciaga in the UK and marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house.
2021-04-13
2021-04-13

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