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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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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There is always a new exhibit to visit. This is a fabulous museum....and their cafe is a good place to have lunch. Did I mention that it costs nothing to enter? The docents do a great job of leading free tours also.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Saw the fashion section and it was really well done will go back to see the rest. Also the exhibit on castings was really interesting not seen in many museums.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The V&A is a museum whose emphasis is on design. There are collections of everything from paintings to sculpture to jewelry to textiles to religious artifacts, all spanning centuries. Like most British museums, it is worth checking out their website so that you can see what is on offer and then decide what you want most to see. While it... More

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Renton, Washington
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I visited this museum after visiting the British Museum. I thought this museum would be a let down after I had visited the fabulous British Museum, but I was dead wrong. The admission is free - always a plus. Although when we went, the wedding dress exhibit was £13.50 per person - an outrageous amount. I would have paid to... More

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Cheshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Please, please do not support "ivory" as tonight on the Antiques Roadshow, all carvings came from elephants who have died an untimely death.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The museum boasts a multitude of exhibits that range from ancient to modern. There is enough to intrigue and entertain a range of interests. My wife and daughter loved the wedding dress exhibit. With the weather being gorgeous that day we enjoyed a casual lunch at the outdoor cafe.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A must visit. Great selection of art and curios from centuries past. Was fascinated by the ironwork of the early days plus the wooden spiral staircase is a must see. Many examples of clothing and furniture from centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to find a 2 for 1 deal for this exhibition but would happily have paid full price. I suppose it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see so many of Constable's great works alongside numerous sketches and many pictures by the artists who most influenced him. It was so riveting that we spent most... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

One must allocate at least 2 days to view all the amazing exhibits and collections at the V&A. It is truly a museum worth visiting to see so much art, history and antiquities. The number of collections from across the centuries are breathtaking. The cafe is also a beautiful place to relax with a delicious variety of snacks available. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Large and full of exciting exhibitions that you can visit whenever you want because it's free admission except for special exhibitions. The wedding dresses were incredibly beautiful to look at, just like the jewelery. The theater clothes appeared in far too dark premises which meant that I could not see the item that was in the back of the stands.... More

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