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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, LONDON, SW7 2RL

The Victoria and Albert Museum - known to the world as the V&A - is the world's leading museum of art and design, which collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. The Museum was established following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition in 1852, to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today the V&A's collections span over 2,000 years of human creativity, in virtually every medium, from many of the world's richest cultures. They include paintings, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, furniture, fashion and textiles, theatre and performance, photography, glass, jewellery and metalwork. In recent years the Museum has undergone a dramatic programme of renewal and restoration. Highlights include: Britain 1500-1900, the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, the Jewellery Gallery, the John Madejski Garden and the stunning Medieval and Renaissance galleries. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum also hosts world-class temporary exhibitions and has a varied schedule of events.

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Tel: 020 7942 2000
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Free admission. Charge for some exhibitions & events

Opening times

Open all year, Sat-Thu 10-5.45, Fri 10am-10pm. Closed 24-26 Dec
Average visit 2hrs




Partly accessible. Call 020 7942 2211 for details of disabled facilities

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Underground - South Kensington, Museum situated on A4, Buses C1, 14, 74, 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance

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