Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL


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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
Victoria and Albert Museum, exterior picture


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.


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V&A Friday Lates

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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
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
Starts on
Jun
13
Sat
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
Time: Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Fri: 10:00 - 22:00
Admission: TBC
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London



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