Victoria and Albert Museum, London

4.7
At Victoria and Albert Museum, see the world's largest decorative arts and design collection. The museum's 145 galleries span 51,000 sq m (12.5 acres), so you won't be able to see it all in a single visit. Look over a floor plan and decide which rooms interest you the most. You have 5,000 years worth of art to choose from, including ceramics, glass, textiles, ironwork, sculptures, furniture, photographs, and more, from all parts of the world. At 80,000 objects, the ceramics collection is the world's largest and features pieces by famous potters such as William De Morgan and Bernard Leach. In the British galleries, keep an eye out for Henry VIII's writing desk, which dates to 1525. The jewelry collection includes an emerald necklace that Napoleon gave to his adopted daughter, Hortense de Beauharnais, in 1806. Check the schedule of free tours and talks if you want to learn more about specific subjects. Take a look at our London travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Victoria and Albert Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • the V & A has an incredibly collection of museum of decorative arts and design. It is colorful, interesting, and so much to see. Fun for everyone, but young kids may want to shorten their visit!  more »
  • Called in to pass an hour but could have stayed for hours. Some displays a bit dated especially the fashion section. But overall a great museum and very interesting  more »
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  • Had a brilliant time visiting the V&A in London. So much to see, learn and admire. Architecturally the place is stunning! I just wish I had more time to spend there and a camera to show it off. It's free to get in so a great way to spend without forking out. There is some exhibitions you need to pay for, but that's entirely your choice. Highly recommend to make the V&A a part of your stay in London
  • One of the world's great museums, with gorgeous, carefully curated spaces and special exhibitions. The permanent fashion and architectural exhibits are consistently delightful, including the popular cast courts, not to mention free. The special exhibitions are pricey but often worth the ticket price if it's an area of personal interest, the recent "Fashioned from Nature" exhibition being a case in point. Overall a gorgeous space with varied displays that are worth repeat visits.
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