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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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Great museum

The museum is so diverse with so much to see. We came back a second day just to finish the museum. In two visit we spent close to 4 hours

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The museum is so diverse with so much to see. We came back a second day just to finish the museum. In two visit we spent close to 4 hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I spent 3 days here, I loved it so much. I didn't even get to see all i wanted and hope to go back again someday. The food was over priced and hard to get to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is one of London's finest museums, and it is a privilege to be able to spend so much time exploring the incredible building and amazing exhibits. The latest exhibition is 'Savage Beauty', the work of Alexander McQueen. He was truly an artist and his work has been well curated, and takes a couple of hours. It was crowded so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

An eclectic and fascinating museum. You can get lost in here for hours; pop in to see your favourite parts or allow yourself to be surprised by a wealth of items that make you marvel at the world. I would put it in my top 3 things to see in London - as a Londoner or a visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I love this museum, it has so many great things it in and the building itself is gorgeous. And one of the best gift shops of any museumI've been to. Also, don't miss having coffee and cake in the lavishly decorated tea room

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This really is one of the best museums in London. There is simply so much to see that a day really isnt long enough.The exhibition at the moment focuses on the late fashion designer Alexande Mcqueen, which is rather Amazing.. It is situated next door to the science and natural history museum so it is possible to do elements of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went to see the exhibition-absolutely fantastic. Far more to him than I ever realised Museum itself is great and if living in London you should consider joining Only tip I can give is get there early. Wev arrived at 1300 and it was crowded !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

saw the alexander mcqueen exhibition. very sex partyish! well curated though. there's always something good to see at the v&a

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This was a great exhibition, but spoilt by the bad signage. The information notices are printed onto the floor area making them extremely difficult to read - I was not impressed. However the exhibition is well structured and nicely laid out. It took me almost two hours to go round the exhibition, but like all exhibitions you do them at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Just strolled in here as the Natural History Museum had a massive queue. They activities for kids (easter hols), the garden café is lovely although pricey but hey its London lol. The garden was beautiful in the sunshine. Even my 5 year old enjoyed looking at the statues and having some culture. A must for anyone!

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