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V&A - 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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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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The most beautiful Museum in London!

I went to this Museum a few times in the past 15 years (I have been living in London since 1986). First time when my son was in his Primary School and he had an Art project to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to this Museum a few times in the past 15 years (I have been living in London since 1986). First time when my son was in his Primary School and he had an Art project to draw some statuettes. The whole exhibition was so exquisite and breathtaking. The next few times I went on my own. Every time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Forget the queue at the Natural History museum next door, pop in here and visit just a fraction of the enormous offerings each time you come to town. The whole world is here, and the building itself is amazing. The cafe in the garden is even good value, as well as a pleasant place to stop and rest a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the best (and under-rated) museums in London. I always love spending a few hours in the courtyard and passing through the galleries. The special exhibits are typically more reasonably priced compared to others...

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Excellent but you won't see it all in one visit - decide what you want to see first and see what time you have left!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Be careful to not be too "filled up" by this museum. You can spend the whole day wandering through the various exhibits. Well worth going back to on a regular basis

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Thank Hendri C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took the children and they loved it so much we went back a second time they thought it was fab ,will go again there is so much for them to see its very educational

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

V&A is a must see, their souvenir shop is even more exciting, it generates more income than any other museum, I always end up there buying loads, I live around the corner.

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Thank ninachelsea
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is great for people with an interest in fashion and design it has some great exhibits of costumes of various ages it also has a wonderful selection of materials and even wallpapers great for people doing exams in art or any creative subject.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for my first time this summer. Loved it. Architecture, range of exhibits. Free entry to most exhibits. Did'nt need to queue (arrived around 11am). We took a free guided tour that focused on general aspects of the museum. Was well worth it as we only had a couple of hours to spend there. Had a coffee in the cafe..gorgeous... More 

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V&A museum offeres a wide spectrum of artefacs, we especially enjoyed the jewelry and fashion sections.

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When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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