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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 #20 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great masterpieces and interesting very famous objects! It could take you a whole day so if you have limited time you should definitely plan the areas of your interest which are clearly shown in a 1£ map. Entrance is free!!!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to from Wembley. Free entry. We really enjoyed this museum. The museum was beautiful. Could spend all day, highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The V&A is huge. Stuffed full of arts and treasures that mankind has designed, with galleries of jewellery, glass, ceramics, gold and silver, wrought iron, statues, paintings, furniture, stained glass... The range of the collection is quite incredible - with some galleries focused on a particular product (eg glassware) and others focused on a region (eg Burma, Tibet, China, Japan... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The focus may be a little hard for some people to understand 'decorative arts' but the V&A is my favourite museum in London. I visited regularly when I lived there and must go back every visit since. Decorative arts covers some of the most glorious objects - ancient sculptures and paintings - to the beautiful in the everyday - fashion... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Another museum that will grind your boring day off. Go visit with some history-smart friends. Free-Entrance. If you are artifact lover, spare a little more time for yourselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Spent half a day wandering around the exhibits. Could have spent a lot more time. The collection of material is vast and very comprehensive (look it up yourself on their website). The only issues I had were masses of very noisy schoolchildren and some of the exhibits had very poor lighting and the explanation cards were in too fine a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This museum, is huge and full of surprising exhibits, from art, to jewellery(impressive jewels from some of the aristocratic families, such as tiaras, necklaces etc) You could spend a couple of days going through this museum, and it is free, unless there is a special show being hosted. There is a cafeteria in the main floor that is a work... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I first discovered Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in November 2003, when I paid it a late-night visit, and I have returned for a second look in July 2014. I truly love this museum, and feel that there is no substitute for it anywhere in the world. - Getting There - V&A is located in South Kensington, in a cluster... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I first went to the V&A aged 16 and was blown away by the interior decor. I later went once in the day and once during one of their lates (which was really fun). Unless you're an art/art history enthusiast, I wouldn't say this was a museum that was a must-visit if you were pushed for time. The science museum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't get enough of this massive museum, and yes, it is HUGE. It houses a bewildering array of objects from every corner of the planet which are spread out over many floors in semi-interconnecting buildings, just to make navigating around the place all the more err exciting. Not only is it a museum but on late night opening Fridays... More

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