Victoria & Albert Museum

London Museums

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.

The V&A was originally established in 1852, following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year. Its founding principle was to make works of art available to all, to educate working people and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Since its foundation, the Museum and its collections have continued to grow into one of the world's greatest resources of art and design, housed in one of the finest groups of Victorian buildings in Britain.

Admission to the V&A is free, as are many of the exhibitions, but some special exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

Victoria & Albert Museum Opening Hours:

Daily: 10.00am - 5.45pm
Fridays 10.00am to 10.00pm (selected galleries remain open after 6.00pm)
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
General Admission is free, but some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

Disclaimer: This page is for information only. Discount London Tours has no affiliation with the Victoria & Albert Museum and we do not sell tickets to the exhibitions.

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