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Victoria and Albert Museum

447 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
As a museum of “stuff the empire stole from the world,” this is hard to beat. It appears throughout A.S. Byatt’s novel The Children’s Book, which is set in Edwardian London and which describes the ceramics in Rooms 140-146 in luscious, sumptuous detail. The museum always has that former empire vibe for me. The scones with cream and jam are pretty great in the downstairs cafe, which also feels very E.M. Forster. If you know a member, or decide to become one, you also get access to an amazing secret cafe hidden at the back of the glass collection.
Polina
Polina
January 23, 2017

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Lara
Lara
August 20, 2019
Amazing free entry museum and historic architectural building in South Kensington. Only a 25 minute tube ride from the flat. Also worth popping to the Natural History Museum next door!
Francis
Francis
March 5, 2020
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Roberto
Roberto
February 29, 2020
The Victoria and Albert Museum is based in South Kensington alongside the Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Set up as a museum which explores design, printmaking and ceramics from across the world. On top of this you can find 12.5 acres worth of gallery space which will no doubt fill an…
Atak
Atak
February 14, 2020
One of my favourite museums in London with an eclectic selection of artefacts.
Christina
Christina
September 6, 2019
Great exhibitions, children’s activities, garden, café and just about the best museum of decorative art in the world!
Marina
Marina
February 8, 2020
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture,…
Christina
Christina
July 25, 2019
A must for art and design lovers!
VanZyl
VanZyl
February 21, 2017
Blockbuster exhibitions and permanent decorative arts collection, with design shop and ornate cafe. Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK vam.ac.uk +44 20 7942 2000 Open: 10AM–5:45PM
Amelia
Amelia
January 17, 2020
Loads and loads of beautiful objects. Wikipedia describes it best "The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects."
City Relay
City Relay
March 23, 2017
World's largest museum of decorative arts and design.
Margaret
Margaret
October 14, 2019
Easy to get to 'Museum Land " as South Kensington tube is on "our " line, The District Line, takes 20 minutes. Very popular especially since the TV 'Victoria "series .

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Location
England, SW7 2RL
Queen's Gate, London, Greater London
Phone+44 20 7942 2000
Websitevam.ac.uk
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wifi
Free
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