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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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British History

The V&A is a very large museum. So, when we arrived we took some time and looked at the map to decide what we wanted to learn about. I thought it would be nice to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The V&A is a very large museum. So, when we arrived we took some time and looked at the map to decide what we wanted to learn about. I thought it would be nice to see the sections that contained British history. It was very interesting. We started out looking at the alter pieces and then wandered into the section... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This museum (as are most in England) has free admittance. It has interesting collections and is conveniently located in Kensington near the Natural History Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The exhibit was presented in a creative and impressive way. There were a lot of people there, but not so many that you couldn't enjoy the exhibit. Really well done.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

V & A museum is located in South Kensington opposite to other important museums to visit. It houses fine art collection and beautiful antiques collected during the high days of the British Empire.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

if you are a afternoon tea lover, don't miss the tea and scone experience in this beautiful victorian building. Its not posh but it has character...something art lovers would like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The V & A is a fabulous museum, architecturally a beautiful building, too big to do in one visit, be selective about what you would like to see and savour. On this visit we went to the Alexander McQueen exhibition, much bigger than we anticipated, music and lighting really set the scene, quite haunting in parts, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was so impressive. Currently they have an Alexander McQueen exhibit. The exhibit which dares to ask the question "What Is Luxury" was interesting and informative. Also the evolution of fashion and design was very cool. I am also enjoyed the numerous paintings and sculptures that fill the halls and walls of this fine museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was a little disappointed as I expected to see a lot more relevant to Victoria and Albert. If you want to see porcelain, fabric, art and artefacts from 1500 upwards, you won't be disappointed. There was also an Alexander McQueen exhibition on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had previously visited the big museums in London so decided to go to the V&A. So glad we did. Its a great museum with a great collection of items from around the world. We were there on a busy Sunday yet the museum did not feel over crowded. The staff were readily able and willing to answer questions. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lot the place and the exhibitions along with the park and the excellent coffee place ! Also the area where it is situated the V&A Museum is a very elegant and chic place with many options !

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