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.
Tips from locals
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!
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.
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…
One of my favourite museums in London with an eclectic selection of artefacts.
Great exhibitions, children’s activities, garden, café and just about the best museum of decorative art in the world!
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,…
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
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."
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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