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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
Phone Number: 020 7942 2000
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10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections...

The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.

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shoes shoes and more shoes

Excellent exhibition if you are in to shoes - spent a good 2 hours looking round this and some of the fashion items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Excellent exhibition if you are in to shoes - spent a good 2 hours looking round this and some of the fashion items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Fascinating exhibits of all kinds of things - even earthquakes! Spent an enjoyable day here. The only drawback was my aching feet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My friends were visiting London from Rio and I took them to the V&A. They could not believe their eyes at the amount of things on display. We only had a few hours so targeted a few areas - including the Jewellery gallery....We had lunch in the restaurant which allowed everyone to have something different as there is so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The V&A is another favourite, but so big it would take a week to go round it... but it is free so you can keep going back... which we do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

From fabrics to metalwork, crafts to science, arts to architecture, this museum is worth visiting each time you visit London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was so much to see! This was by far my favirote museum and really made you want to continue your travels to see the origionals for several of these marvals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The V&A is stunning room and after room. Huge colossal installments down to tiny carvings. The most amazing spaces and a good place to relax and take it all in. I would love to go back!

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This museum ha a lovely well preserved collection. I especially like the costumes and fashion through the ages. Would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating exhibit of shoes through the ages although lighting was too dim for my liking. Upstairs has exhibits related to the construction of shoes including a video of the construction of a handmade shoe which plays all around the periphery. Very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With regrets, I could only zip in and out of the Victoria and Albert Museum. I simply did not have the time or energy. Many hours were already spent at the Natural Science Museum which is very close to it. Nonetheless, I saw the Tower of Babel exhibit on the ground floor. It is an unusual looking tower composed of... More 

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