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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

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Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7942 2000
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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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Great collection, lots of variety, well curated. From fashion to paintings to Islamic art, the V&A has it all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great collection, lots of variety, well curated. From fashion to paintings to Islamic art, the V&A has it all!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of three musems in the South Kensington area and there is insufficent time to fully explore all the exhibits. The building alone is worth the visit but this museum named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is claimed to be the largest museum of decorative arts. If you like museums this is a must when in London... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not initially planned to go to this museum, but it was was recommended to me by other travellers, and considered it is across the road from other museums, I decided to give it a go and I really enjoyed myself! Like all British museums, entry is free but donation is requested. The museum is very large and the... More 

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We left this cultural attraction to be visited at the end of our trip and that wasn´t a good choice: the place is amazing! Must spend at least one day enjoying all of the multicultural options inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated next to the natural history museum. Free entry and loads of things go to see from fashion to art. Peregrine for a rainy day in London.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was free, and lots of history. quite busy and lots to see, so expect to spend more than an Hour. Do not forget to visit the giftshops

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately this museum closes early everyday except the last Friday. of each month. The building in huge , so be prepared to view the architecture along with the exhibits. Of course , I am a museum lover, so I was vey pleased. The exhibit on the history of foundations ( underwear) took up most of my time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great museum with good temporary exhibitions and an excellent permanent collection. Brilliant for seeing old armaments etc and a good place to leave a man to browse whilst the lady (ladies) go and look at fashion maybe or something less exciting to their chaps! A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best museum I have ever seen as it captures the history of various geographies as well as captures excellent paintings and architecture from past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the old world charm of the exterior to the fabulous collection and the ever changing special shows to the unique and always fun gift shop, this is THE place to see in London. While I can't likely add more than others have said, I would encourage you to find Tipoo's Tiger in the museum. Ask an attendant if they... More 

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vamuseum, Manager at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, responded to this review

So great to hear your thoughts on the museum and that you enjoyed seeing Tipu's Tiger, it's one of the most famous and intriguing items in our collection. Hope you visit us again soon. Isobel, V&A Museum More 

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When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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