The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Closest Tube is South Kensington
Open Sat-Thurs 10am-5:45pm, Fridays (10am-10pm) (closed 24-26 Dec)
The V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design and has over 4.5 million objects on display!
As well as viewing the amazing exhibits throughout the museum there are also several shops for souvenirs. Later, replenish your energy and sample some food and drink from the choice of cafes, including the new courtyard cafe.
There are a number of galleries displaying costumes worn by Madonna, Britney Spears and Scar in The Lion King.
Removed from Hardwick House in Suffolk in 1924, this stained glass dates back to 1420-40…
Oil Paintings on Canvas
Paintings such as ‘No Place Like Home’ by Landseer are on display and date back to the 1800s
Tapestries such as this one – Millefleurs with a Unicorn date back to the 1500s
Other exhibits include jewellery from different countries. Items include snake armlets worn by Egyptians …
This baby’s rattle and wolf’s tooth jewellery…
As well as all the free exhibits, some carry an additional charge. To check the current chargeable exhibits, take a look at the website.
This is a wonderful museum where you can spend a lot of time. But remember as entry is free, you can return another time rather than feel you have to see everything in a day. Maybe spend a few hours here and then return later or on another day? If so, you may be inspired by some of the other places I have been to…
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