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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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Free visit to the museum

We did 2 free tours around the collection, thanks to the volunteer guides Dale and Tim. Very professional tours and loved the collections including the Turner paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did 2 free tours around the collection, thanks to the volunteer guides Dale and Tim. Very professional tours and loved the collections including the Turner paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I visited the V&A when we were in London back in May. We both liked it more than the British Museum (which was also excellent). The V&A is also free and I think has a very interesting collection. Go check out the swords and clocks! I think 2-3 hours is enough to get through but you could... More 

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Thanks so much for sharing your experience of the V&A and for recommending us! Lovely to read such positive feedback. Isobel, V&A Museum. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there on Friday night, nice and quite so we have a lot of time to wonder around. No noise tourist like day time. The garden is beautiful. V&A open to 10 pm on Friday night.

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Great to hear that you enjoyed our late opening. It's definitely a good chance to see the collections in a calmer atmosphere. On the last Friday of every month we have special events and programming focusing on different themes. Hope you can come back soon! Isobel, V&A Museum. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the V&A recently what a beautiful building. Pounced upon to ensure we paid recommended £2 donation for the map of the building!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Leave yourself several hours to visit this (or the other two museums close by). It is a real treat, and one for which we have our Victorian forebears to thank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit and free of charge which makes it even better. Interesting and educational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

write a list of your must see pieces unless you have the whole day and find out where they are by the map and definitely wear sneakers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to see there without taking into account the special exhibitions which are a regular feature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a really complete museum filled with meterial related to the field of design. It's totally a must visit if you are a designer or an artist. You can even find William Morris's works. A fantastic museum for Victorian era too. I couldn't recommend it more, but of course, it depends on your interests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been meaning to come here for years and only did so on the off chance. I spent the whole day and it kept my mind ticking.

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