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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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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
Description: The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are...
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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Theatre section - top floor in the back.

Don't miss this! It's easy to do but we had such fun checking out the stage sets and trying on the costumes. I can't believe I've never done this before!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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american living in paris
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this! It's easy to do but we had such fun checking out the stage sets and trying on the costumes. I can't believe I've never done this before!

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London, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to this museum on a number of occasions and it is, without doubt, one of the best. I have been to museums all over the world and this compares with the best. It costs NOTHING to get in and has the most fabulous displays. In particular the jewellery. They have great exhibitions which you do have to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What can you say about one of the best art collections in London. A beautiful museum with stunning exhibits. The cafe has wonderful fare for a pick me up while touring.

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Boston, MA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is quite the museum. It reminds me of the smithsonian in Washington DC. Lots of exhibits and stuff to see. It's very big. It would probably take a whole day or two to see Everything. The museum has a wonderful gift shop with books, jewelry, etc. Beautiful architecture outside and inside. A must see in London.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I loved it! Free admission being free was a real bonus. We paid for an extra exhibition, and that was fun too. Lovely cafe and shops. An oasis of calm in crazy London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has lots and lots to see- tons of history and interesting things here - I've been a few times and it never fails to keep me interested - excellent place for collage and student project work - shop is a wonder to look at so much nice stuff

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Most amazing museum every corner took my breath away, went back 3 times to just take it all in, would go back again and again so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Been many times. Currently houses the Alexander McQueen show so it's busier than usual. Dont miss the room of huge life size casts. Like nowhere else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum is absolutely beautiful, you can read all the reviews you like on here but you have to go and see the museum for yourself. The character and originality of the work shows pure detail and history. I for one was amazed on the historic elements of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I decided to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum and it was worth every moment. The exhibitions were amazing and very clear and informative. Set in beautiful building with professional staff ,what else could I ask for. I would strongly recommend that you visit. Definitely a gem.

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