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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
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10:00 - 17:45
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Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are...

The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.

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We visited here on our first day in London. We spent 3 hours and didn't get anywhere close to seeing everything, but what we did see was amazing.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here on our first day in London. We spent 3 hours and didn't get anywhere close to seeing everything, but what we did see was amazing.

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Thank Amanda C
Cotswolds
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I have been to the V&A several times but particularly visited this time to see the fashion and jewellery exhibitions, which were fabulous.

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Thank Rosie1953
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Firstly, it's free. Secondly, it's huge! It's well worth a visit. The sheer size of the halls and exhibits are very impressive. There is plenty to take in and a nice open space to remove yourselves away from the crowds and have a coffee and cake. The indoor restaurant was very busy but there is plenty of seats. Considering we... More 

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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this Museum. It's a huge museum and you could spend hours here, had to visit twice to cover it all. It reminded me of New York's MET.

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Thank Vincent S
Melbourne, Australia
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Everyone raves about this museum but we found it a bit old fashioned and cluttered. We started with a tour of the theatre section which was informative and the guide was great but it was overly detailed with an hour spent in the one room. This tired us out and when we went to look at the rest, we found... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The V and A has something for everyone. The ladies enjoyed the Fashion Gallery and jewelry. The gents to Jagger's jumpsuit.All enjoyed the Italian Renaissance sculptures and the British Galleries

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Thank Kyle S
Ellensburg, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is very nice. It is, of course, free to get in and take a peek. We found that a worthwhile endeavor on our vacation to London and found ourselves peeking around the V&A about lunch time. Wound up grabbing a lunch from the cafe and enjoying it in the hugely beautiful dining room. It was a relatively casual... More 

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DD of 11, DS of 5 and I spent the who Saturday there. There were fatastic family program: backpack activities, trails, popup performances. It was obvious that the organization jad put great thoughts and efforts to arrange these programmes. Well worth the visit.

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Thank sunny s
vamuseum, Contact Centre Advisor at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, responded to this review

We were delighted to here that you enjoyed your recent trip to the V&A Museum. We strive to create an educational experience for visitors of all ages. We aim to help visitors engage and discover all aspects of the museums, through trails and backpacks for our younger audience, and workshops and courses for other age groups. We look forward to... More 

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What a wonderful place! My husband and I both agree that this is our favorite museum. The best thing is that we are interested in entirely different exhibits, but enjoyed the whole museum.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here on the tail end of a day out and due to he fact we had an event on later on. It's a huge establishment full of interesting things to see. You have to really like our architecture as this is in abundance. They have a great gift shop and garden area which can be used to host events.... More 

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vamuseum, Contact Centre Advisor at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit. Our galleries combine to cover over 7 miles, within this we have a range of topics from Medieval and Renaissance to Fashion. We are also excited for our upcoming exhibitions: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, and Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion beginning in May as well as the unveling of our new shop.... More 

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