The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
The V&A is the greatest museum of art and design, a world treasure house with collections of fabulous scope and diversity. The Museum holds over 3000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures. The museum's collection include objects from East Asia, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East, ancient Egyptian artefacts to contemporary studio pottery and ceramics; fashion and jewellery; furniture; paintings, drawings and photography; and the world's most comprehensive holding of post-classical European sculpture.
Admission to the V&A is free, as are many of the exhibitions, but some special exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.