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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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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Wigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The wedding gown exhibition is well worth a visit, well presented and set out. Perhaps sending everyone around the same way would help! The commentaries are well written. We followed this by visiting the jewellery upstairs, this is quite amazing. Two exhibitions plus a coffee break is probably enough! The museum is free but specialist exhibitions are charged, buy online... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Eclectic collections from around the world make this museum a must-see when in London. We particularly loved the current exhibition of Wedding Dresses.

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Bronxville, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The V&A is a wonderful, eclectic museum in the heart of South Kensington with a great permanent collection. The current exhibition on wedding dresses is great for children, especially girls. The gift shop is fabulous.

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Israel
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has the best collections of decorative arts - from Japan to Morrocco, from carpets to Jewelry and anything in between. The museum is huge, so decide on a section that interests you and visit it. Do not attempt to cover too much a once as you will fall off your feet :-) The current Wedding Dress exhibition is... More

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Seattle
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite museums. Personally, the layout can get a bit much, but it was open and airy (great atmosphere) and everything easy to follow, and very engaging. I think this is one of the museums where I can honestly say I didn't notice and didn't feel smothered by others visiting the museum. this is a free museum visit,... More

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Portland, OR
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Victoria and Albert is like the attic of an entire nation. A most intriguing collection that will keep you busy for hours. Simply a great destination on a rainy afternoon. And surprisingly enough, the food in the cafateria is excellent.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum, especially the special contemporary photography exhibit just off the front entry. There is more than can be seen in one visit, though! I think my son might have been a bit bored, but luckily, I came alone, which meant I was free to look at the intricacies of metalwork, ceramics, and artifacts from Asia to... More

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London
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I went to the V & A Lates last week. I loved the Disobedient Objects exhibit. I thought it was fantastic. Great museum but I feel that I have to see it in stages because there is so much to see. You can't see it all in one night. My only negative about the Lates was that when I have... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The V&A is always nice for a quick visit. Just grab the highlights folder and see the entire collection within an hour. The puzzle tour that takes you through the building is also fun to do.

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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy the variety and interesting contents of this museum. It is rather large so best to decide on few galleries to see on different occasions. Good food outlet with plenty of choice although London prices are rather expensive!

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