All In London Logo
Home > London Guide > Museums & Libraries > Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL


"Shadow Catchers: Camera-Less Photography at the Victoria & Albert Museum"
Victoria and Albert Museum, exterior picture



Advertisement



ADDRESS:Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL

MAP:See Victoria and Albert Museum on a map

NEAREST
STATION:
South Kensington
Knightsbridge
Gloucester Road


LINK:www.vam.ac.uk



ABOUT: Victoria and Albert Museum is home to art spanning the last two thousand years of history. The museum was first established in 1852. The principle upon which the Museum was founded was to make art accessible to the entire nation and to inspire Britain’s young artists and designers.Much of the funding for the museum was generated by the Great Exhibition of 1851. During its infancy the museum set out to collect the very best examples from every conceivable art form including textiles, furniture and metalwork. The V&A is also home to possibly the world’s greatest collection of fine art. As the collections grew, so did the museum. Originally designed to be temporary exhibition halls, the glass roofed buildings still remain today as some of the best examples of Victorian building in the capital.
In 2001 the British Galleries reopened after restoration work. Exhibits include James II’s wedding suit, the Great Bed of Ware and British works from the fifteenth to twentieth century. The Victoria and Albert Museum also houses the National Collection of Art of Photography and has been displaying photography since 1858. Daniel Libeskind’s controversial eight-storey ceramic spiral is due to be completed in 2004.
The V&A has more than four million exhibits, across four floors, ten acres and 145 galleries. The galleries are laid out according to genre, time period and artist.
Admission to the Victoria and Albert Museum is free.




Features:
  • Try This
  • Events


    Try This...

    V&A Friday Lates

    Dinner? Pub? Club? ... Museum?

    What's On

    Starts on
    May
    1
    Thu
    A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution
    Time: Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Fridays: 10:00 - 22:00
    Admission: free
    Location: Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    May
    3
    Sat
    Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014
    Time: Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Fridays: 10:00 - 22:00
    Admission: Adults: £13.40 Senior: £11.20 Concs: £9.20 Child (12 - 17): £9.20 Under 12: free
    Location: Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    Jul
    26
    Sat
    Disobedient Objects
    Time: Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Fridays: 10:00 - 22:00
    Admission: see official website
    Location: Victoria And Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    Sep
    6
    Sat
    Horst: Photographer of Style
    Time: Daily: 10.00 - 17.45
    Admission: Free
    Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    Sep
    13
    Sat
    Human Nature by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert - London Design Festival
    Time: Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
    Admission: Free
    Location: Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, V&A, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    Sep
    20
    Sat
    Constable: The Making of a Master
    Time: Daily: 10.00 – 17.30
    Admission: Standard: £14 Senior citizens: £12 Full-time students: £9
    Location: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

    Starts on
    Mar
    14
    Sat
    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
    Time: Daily: 10.00 - 17.30
    Admission: Adult: £16 Senior citizens: £15 Concessions: £9
    Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London




    Questions



    There are currently no questions about Victoria and Albert Museum.

    User Comments