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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
020 7942 2000
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Ranked #11 of 851 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I just love this museum. Their permanent exhibition plus their temporary ones are just superb. For me it's a mandatory stop every time I visit London

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was quite interesting but,in common with lots of art exhibitions in London, was over-priced. The rooms were well laid out and there were large print books of the descriptions of the exhibits. One exhibit of art books was not easily accessible by short people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

To get in is free which is awesome! Some exhibitions cost once inside, but if you don't want to see then don't pay! Went into the theatre exhibition and to see costumes of an eclectic collection of theatrical performances was fantastic!! The iron work section was also interesting. Worth a wonder through.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum with loads to look at, worth visiting, nice courtyard in centre to sit in,place to eat also, free admission

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

When I arrived at the V&A I was not sure what to expect. Afterward, I was in awe. This place is amazing with a massive collection of ancient artifacts, medieval and contemporary tidbits. The collection of sculptures was stunning as well. There is so much here to see that it really takes a couple of days to see it all.... More

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The first amazing thing about this museum is what is on show; the second is the free admission (except to special exhibitions). You really need the map to see what is available. However, just wandering around is great, too. Don't forget to visit the shop, and the cafe has some good eats.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

One of the great museums of the world. There has to be something for everyone here unless you’re a complete Philistine. I spent an hour on the computer in the photography room reading the appreciations of the photos chosen by experts and comparing my own assessment – this is education (and I’m 75). Then I visited the Middle East exhibits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the collections and take your time to wander around. Free admission, special exhibition of Constable was additional and worth it. My wife went to the wedding dresses for her interests, also extra fee.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you've done The Louvre, you won't have any problem tackling V&A museum. The layout is crazy so give yourself a lot of time because you're bound to get lost. The V&A is especially wonderful for all the fashion lovers out there. They have a fantastic fashion section - well worh the trip for that alone. Also really love their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

There are many things to see here, but make sure you stop at the cafe and walk around the central courtyard. The entire area of So. Kensington (accessible by Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) is trove of sites and trendy shops and eateries. The Natural History museum is quite a sight (I didn't go in) and I hear the science... More

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