Victoria and Albert Museum Shops


There are two impressive shops at the V&A.

The main V&A shop sells a collection of beautiful jewellery, furniture, books, textiles, toys, ceramics, fashion, design, glass and accessories inspired by the museum's collections.

The bookshop has one of London's best collections of fashion, art, textile and design books, as well as a special selection inspired by the latest blockbuster exhibitions.

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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

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Victoria and Albert Museum Shops

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2689
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4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Victoria and Albert Museum Shops

4.0 out of 5 18 April 2012
by Anastacia B.

This shop is such a delight! The first time I went here I could have bought just about everything. Even stuff I knew I would never use or need for that matter. Maybe it was the high of seeing such amazing things?!?!

My only problem with this last visit was all the things I wanted to purchase were sold out!more

4.0 out of 5 6 December 2011
by Laura Kate S.

One of the best museum shops around! If you're looking for something arty or for anything fiber-related, this is the place. Always better than typical museum shop fare, the V&A usually have at one exclusive line of items (fabrics, haberdashery, books, etc. etc.).more

4.0 out of 5 30 August 2011
by Jennifer A.

I love this shop. I never actually buy anything, but I can spend a good half hour wandering around and appreciating and/or laughing at the things they have on offer here. Plus, it's attached to an awesome museum.more

4.0 out of 5 13 August 2009
by Andrew L.

The V&A shop is like any other museum shop: it has a wide selection of goods related to the museum collections and exhibitions. The V&A has very diverse collections, and the shop reflects this.

There is plenty of jewelry and housewares, most of which are unique and interesting enough to be sold on their own outside of the museum.

The shop itself is not completely contained; it's located in...more

4.0 out of 5 16 December 2008
by Corinna H.

I always find that museum shops are a great place to buy cards and presents, as they have a really interesting selection of not only exhibition related buys, but unique items.

The best thing by far about the V&A shop, which I visit without even checking out the museum, is their jewelry selection. This is very fitting since as they have such an exquisite jewelry gallery upstairs and many of...more