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Bags: Inside Out at Victoria and Albert Museum

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Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Speedy handbag, Autumn - Winter 2006, Paris. Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
From designer handbags to military rucksacks, discover and learn all about some of the most iconic bags in recent history. Read More


Explore the style, design, function and cultural significance of bags from the 16th century to the present day, with Bags: Inside Out at the V&A.

From military rucksacks to designer purses, despatch boxes to vanity cases, rediscover some of the most iconic bags in recent history and learn about the craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.

With around 300 objects on display, exhibition highlights include a red despatch box owned by Winston Churchill, a rhinestone-encrusted Fabergé Egg evening bag, a carefully restored Louis Vuitton travel trunk from the early 1900s and Margaret Thatcher’s iconic grey Asprey handbag.

Important information

This exhibition was originally due to open on 25 April, but is now taking place from 21 November.


Adult ticket From £12.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

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