With a collection exceeding 4.5 million different items, London's Victoria and Albert Museum is unrivalled in its category. In spite of having 145 galleries spread over 51000 square metres, only a portion of the massive collection of fine arts can be displayed at any one time. Items go back as far as 5000 years and cover nearly every medium of art.
Here you will find a vast collection of items including, sculptures, textiles, glass and ceramics, jewellery, silver, iron works, furniture, textiles, costumes, prints, photographs and drawings from every corner of the world.
The Victoria and Albert museum is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The first building on the site was constructed in 1857. Subsequent expansions and updates have resulted in today's large museum and its variety of architecture. Another feature is a central garden area with a water feature and summertime cafe. Inside there is a cafe offering hot and cold meals that is open year round.
Since this is a public museum, admission to all of the permanent galleries is free, making it a great place to visit even when travelling on a budget.
To learn more about the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as special exhibitions and hours you can visit their official website linked above.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Victoria and Albert MuseumFee: No
Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.
We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Art Museums
London SW7 2RL
Phone: +44 20 7942 2000
Rachel Z. Mar-11-2020
No doubt one of the best museums about art and design in the world. I love it so much that I got the membership even thought the general admission is free... Read More
Susan C. Feb-06-2020
WOW. Three hours spent here barely covered part of the basement level and a good portion of the first floor. You could probably spend weeks in here and not... Read More
Tracey A. Jan-08-2020
Whether or not the title they've awarded themselves ("the world's leading museum of art and design") is accurate I can't say. Without reservation though, I... Read More
Accommodations near Victoria and Albert Museum:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines||South Kensington Station||5 MInutes|
How to get to Victoria and Albert Museum by Tube
From South Kensington Station exit onto Thurloe Street and walk to your right (east) ½ block to Exhibition Road and follow it north then right on Cromwell Gardens to the entrance on your left side.
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