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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
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Guided Highlights Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of Apsley House and the Victoria and Albert...
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Private Walking Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Ranked #4 of 1,736 things to do in London
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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 design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 10, 2013

There's so much to see and yet for free - that's really incredible! The sections have been neatly divided according to themes. India is covered under South Asia - no separate section like they have for Japan and China despite the fact that our exhibits are aplenty. British Raj is still on.
The cafeteria is a mess and a disgrace to the pious place. Tourists shamelessly have their food near the exhibits yet there's no one around to stop them.

Thank Sudhir_Raikar
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I have to confess... I was not expecting much from the V&A museum but went in specifically to look at one painting which had always intrigued me. I was, however, really surprised and very impressed with it.

The museum holds a wide range of different exhibits, from tiny to room sized. The topics covered are equally broad.

Much of what I saw I found fascinating and educational.

A down side must be the restaurant. It's quite expensive (yes, I know it's London!) but a couple of staff were a bit abrupt. There were not enough chairs/tables so I had to keep walking around carrying by tray hoping to 'pounce' when I thought someone was going to move. It took a long time too to clean the dirty food tables. Given the restaurant's prices and the prestigiousness of the museum, the restaurant was well below expected standards.

Despite the restaurant, I'd like to go back and just spend a whole day in the museum.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I love this museum the sheer amount of work they have on display is amazing the broad spectrum is just wow! I learnt so much at the V&A and I dont even like art lol.

Thank Nadia Z
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Originally a museum of Arts & Crafts, it specialises in hand crafted objects spanning the centuries and the globe. India gallery is a highlight, especially for textiles. Islamic gallery great, China, Korea, Japan, Dutch kitchen has amazing tiles. Medieval galleries are marvellous. The stunning Victorian Cast galleries are closed for refurbishment in late 2013 but should re-open in early 2014. They are jaw dropping. So much to see. After the BM, perhaps the most fascinating museum in London. I love taking visitors there and none have been disappointed.

Thank DalstonBill
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

The V and A has the widest choice of interesting exhibits do any museum I have ever been to, and really does offer something for all. The individual exhibitions are often angled at something you never thought would interest you, but turn out to be fascinating, and sheer number and range of exhibits just make you want to go back time and again. Restaurants as at most venues are rather overpriced and never have enough capacity for the number if visitors.

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