Visit one of the world’s leading museums of art, design and performance with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The V&A is a treasure trove of objects celebrating many forms of craftsmanship. It also plays host to a stellar lineup of temporary exhibitions, including blockbuster shows on fashion designers and cultural trends.
What is there to see at the V&A?
The V&A’s permanent collection contains 2.3 million objects. You’ll find examples of architecture, painting, sculpture, fashion, textiles, ceramics and jewellery from around the world.
Just some of the highlights of the museum include the Photography Centre and the Cast Courts, where you’ll find copies of Michelangelo’s David and Trajan’s Column. You should also drop by The Raphael Cartoons, showcasing seven full-scale tapestry designs by the Renaissance master for the Sistine Chapel.
The V&A’s blockbuster temporary exhibitions are among some of the most popular in London. Recent hit shows include displays celebrating Christian Dior, Tim Walker and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
How long does it take to walk around the museum?
You could easily spend an entire day exploring the V&A’s vast collection of galleries.
Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the V&A cafe or dine in the Instagram-worthy surroundings of the Gamble, Poynter and Morris rooms.
Is it free to visit?
The V&A is free to visit. Some temporary exhibitions and events may require a fee and a pre-booked ticket.
How can I book tickets?
You can book tickets to visit the V&A's exhibitions online or in person at the ticket desk.
Can I shop at the V&A?The V&A has three shops selling beautifully crafted items inspired by its collections and exhibitions. Browse the shelves for books, posters, jewellery, bespoke pieces of clothing and much more during your visit.
Where is it?
How to get there
The nearest Tube station to the V&A is South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines), which is a five-minute walk away. Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) is 10 minutes' away.
Various bus routes stop close to the museum.
There are Santander Cycles docking stations on Exhibition Road and Thurloe Place.
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