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Victoria and Albert Museum

Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
Phone Number: 020 7942 2000
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Ranked #6 of 919 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Owner description: The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The timed ticket meant that we were able to get a good view of all the stylish, stunning dresses without struggling in a crowd. the flair and creativity of the designers is outstanding.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

For those of you who enjoy art and design then there’s no better place to start your visit to London than to the V & A especially on a rainy day. Not including the temporary exhibits, the permanent collection houses 4.5 million objects so there’s plenty to see. When we visited, we spent about 2.5 hours but we could have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We could have spent a week here. The collections are incredibly presented and detailed. The experience was possibly the best we enjoyed in London. My highlight was the ceramic exhibition.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've always loved the V&A, visiting lots of exhibitions, occasionally a core gallery but I have never been systematic nor thorough. This time I decided to go on one of the free one hour tours. We visited the British section which, I am ashamed to say, I've never been to before. We viewed half a dozen or so specific items... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Having recently seen the Rembrandt exhibition at the National gallery, I was not impressed with the hanging of this exhibition. Also , the National provided a small booklet giving the information on the wall panel in each gallery.I found this most helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Such a romantic place. Amazing. Have it on your must see list for London. Good to just check the temporary exhibitions and to wander around in the museum. I can always find something new there. The shop is perfect to buy presents.

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Burgess Hill
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely building housing a truly wonderful collection of objects of all sorts, from all ages and all over the world, with free entry. Impossible to see everything in one visit, but if you need to rest don't miss the lovely courtyard and amazing Morris, Gamble and Poynter rooms in the cafe!

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tetney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A great day out. The old exhibits are just fascinating giving a great glimpse into our past. Great for all ages.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The V&A is a wonderful building containing many galleries and exhibits from across the world and covering a variety of subjects. So there will be something to pique for interest no matter what. It is also free - like many of the best UK museums - though donations are always appreciated to help them fund their works. Highly recommended as... More 

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The exhibits were excellent, and the museum makes good use of its space to display them. You cannot fail to admire the artistry evident in the works created for churches and other public buildings, be it large or small. The exhibits reflecting social change particularly through the Victorian age were very interesting. A venue worth a visit. One problem, this... More 

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