There are four impressive shops at the V&A.
The main V&A shop specialises in exclusive pieces inspired by the museum's collection. This shop is located at the heart of the museum and features a dedicated jewellery pavilion and pocket studio, both of which exhibit the best in contemporary craftsmanship and design.
The new Exhibition Road Quarter Shop, located above the Sainsbury Gallery, features a carefully curated product range that explores the architectural history of the museum. Its focus changes at key points throughout the year to reflect the Sainsbury Gallery's temporary exhibitions.
The V&A bookshop stocks a broad selection of books that range from art and design to fashion, performance and architecture. It also carries V&A titles alongside titles that reflect the museum's current exhibition programme.
Finally, the V&A Fashion Shop, which is nestled in the V&A fashion galleries, is regularly refreshed to reflect the museum's dynamic exhibition and fashion displays.
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Open 10am to 5.45pm Saturday to Thursday, and 10am to 9.30pm on Friday.
Venue Details & Map
The V & A Shop
Cromwell RoadLondonSW7 2RL
- +44 (0)20 7942 2689
- Public transport:
- Nearest Tube: South Kensington on the Piccadilly, District and Central lines. Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly line.
Top 5 reviews of The V & A Shop
I visited the shop after seeing the museum's Records & Rebels exhibition. While I did find it frustrating that the exhibition itself does not allow photography, that does happen from time to time. I did greatly appreciate that the shop had a substantial of items not only devoted to the museum itself, but specific to the exhibition to make my visit a memorable one.
Many people are by nature... more
I like to go there for postcards & gifts (wide range of jewelry starting from 2£ so grab a bargain) more
The shop has lovely, helpful and chatty staff. I love to pick up a few postcards and see what small knick-knacks they have. There's always something a bit unique on offer here and over the years I have bought all sorts of things, fabric shopping bags, interesting books - not just about their exhibitions, brooches, sewing scissors, pocket mirrors... I can't recommend it enough for small gifts... more
REVIEW OF MUSEUM, including shops
Superb, huge collection, with wonderful docent-led guided tours of various parts of the museum. Lovely garden dining area (and good food!) and phenomenal collection of design items, old and new, art, and rotating exhibitions (tho must admit I was not interested in the one on Alexander McQueen, which was open for 24 hours on the last day).
Lovely, if... more
There's plenty on offer that can be picked up as gifts for back home or for yourself.
Some items are reasonable, but they also have expensive designer jewellery at times.
There's plenty of books on offer and the crockery that's specifically designed for the V&A (inspired by their collection) is absolutely beautiful.
They come out with special series for each temporary exhibition that they... more