Indulge In Art And Design At The Victoria And Albert Museum, London

Indulge In Art And Design At The Victoria And Albert Museum, London
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If art and design are what you like, then there is no better place to visit than London’s Victoria and Albert museum. Located in the world-famous museum district of South Kensington, this real treasure of a museum is sure to captivate art lovers of all ages. It’s easy to fall in love with this architectural gem as well as the astounding exhibits on show. The Victoria and Albert museum combines education with an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Art from around the world

indulge in art and design at the victoria and albert museum, london | art from around the world

The Victoria and Albert museum houses artworks and designs from all over the world. In total there are literally millions of artefacts held by the organisation, although not all of these are on display at the same time. Instead, find a wonderful collection of jewellery, textiles, as well as furniture from past times. The museum is a must for art lovers and fans of design. You’ll find that many of the exhibits on show are from the furthest-flung corners of the earth, such as jewellery from the Mughal empire in Persia. Local handicrafts from Art and Crafts movement leader Sir William Morris are also available to those who love textiles and furniture design.

Crafts from 3,000 years ago are on display

indulge in art and design at the victoria and albert museum, london | crafts from 3,000 years ago are on display

The works of art and crafts at the Victoria and Albert museum date back to around 3,000 years ago. Some of the earliest collections on show are items from the Neolithic period. You will be able to browse everyday objects from centuries ago. Discover some of mankind’s earliest bottles and vases made from decorative ceramic. There is a unique collection of coins depicting early Roman emperors that is certainly worth a visit.

At the heart of London's museums

indulge in art and design at the victoria and albert museum, london | at the heart of london's museums

This beautiful museum is at the heart of South Kensington, alongside the Science museum as well as the Natural History museum. There’s a lot to see at these three locations, however, it’s recommended visitors spend a day or two visiting each one as it takes time to appreciate the exhibits. It’s so easy to just get lost in these great buildings. The Victoria and Albert museum itself covers around seven square miles of gallery space in total after renovations in previous years. There are six floors to discover too, each with its own treasures. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee and sweet treats at the Victoria and Albert cafe.

Admission and opening times

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Visitors can enter the museum for free. This includes adults as well as children of all ages. The Victoria and Albert museum holds special exhibitions throughout the year and, in most cases, there will be a ticket charge for these. You can find out more about the museum’s calendar of events via the website. Tickets for these normally start at 12 GBP (approximately 18 USD) to 9 GBP (approximately 13 USD).

Opening times for the museum are 10.00am to 5.45pm daily (This is including weekends).

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Robert Woolf

Robert Woolf

I am a London tour guide and my tours include talking about people who have shaped the city plus the many connected places such as Hampton Court Palace, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the commercial centre of the city: the City of London, and London’s world class museums and galleries. I have been guiding for 12 years. I am a licenced London Blue Badge Tour Guide, a City of London Guide, and a Westminster Guide. The reviews I receive from clients speak of their enjoyment from the local knowledge and the humour I bring to my tours. Born within sight of Hampton Court Palace, I am a Londoner and apart from 2 years in the Middle East, I have worked in this capital city all my business and tour guiding careers. I have travelled widely and I appreciate what appeals to visitors coming to London. I can tailor my tours to interest children. I guide couples, families and larger tour groups. I particularly enjoy visits to Westminster Abbey, where I also volunteer guiding students and children through its wonderful interior – on my tours you will hear about monarchs, why scientists and poets are remembered, the architecture and religious history. The Abbey is the story of England. Come on an engaging and fun tour with me. There is so much to show you !

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Art and history come alive at the Victoria and Albert museum

The exhibits at the Victoria and Albert museum make up one of London’s greatest collections of international arts and crafts. Located in the heart of the city, you’ll be able to take in the culture and sights as well as enjoy some very colourful history. It’s the perfect day out for the family while visiting London.

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