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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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+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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My favorite museum in London. And the best exhibition Ive ever been to was there, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite museum in London. And the best exhibition Ive ever been to was there, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this museum on the off-chance as the Science museum was very busy. We had not been to this museum before and there is such a lot to see. We were not disappointed! We were attracted by the paid exhibition, 'You Say You Want a Revolution' as we had lived through the era in our youth. We thought that... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful museum with a lot of exhibitions to see that cater to all tastes. We spent a few hours roaming the current exhibitions and had a wonderful time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited the V&A several times in my life, but can honestly say it never fails to enchant me when I walk in through the doors. From the awesome collection of artwork and jewellery to the excellent exhibits and learning aids, I cannot fault this London landmark. Unmissable!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is amazing, building, the people there are helpful and the cafe is a must! Great food reasonable priced perfect for a cheap lunch in a beautiful spot. But... Paid for an exhibition and could see it due to too many people. It was really annoying. You pay for a time slot then there are that many people going... More 

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

Thanks for passing on your feedback about your visit. Lovely to hear how much you enjoy the museum and the cafe. Sorry that you left feeling disappointed with your experience of the special exhibition, they are all popular and can get busy at times. Hope that you can come back and visit soon. Isobel, V&A. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Revolution exhibition, sub-titled Sex, Drugs and Rock n'Roll. The museum is free to enter, but tickets need to be purchased for this event. The staff were all helpful, audio machines worked perfectly. It is an excellent exhibition, lots of things to see and read, well laid out and easy to get around. Felt quite emotional after listening to... More 

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

Thanks for your review. It's great to hear that staff were able to help you on the day of the visit and that you enjoyed the You Say You Want a Revolution? exhibition. It's been lovely to hear how much our visitors have like the exhibition and the memories of the 60s that it's brought back for them! Hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastically located historic British museum which is brilliant for themed evenings. A must for designers and those interested in design. A great mix of dramatic and old under one roof.

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Foresthill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum! Enjoyed afternoon tea in a room with beautiful stained glass windows. Excellent fashion exhibit called Undressed. Definitely needed more time to see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I go to London I visit this wonderful place. The exhibitions are just unbelievable. Recently I visited 'You say you want Revolution ?' And I would suggest everybody to go for it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw the special exhibits Revolution (I lived through this period) and Undressed., both well presented. We could have spent a lot more time here but with only 6 days in London we just scratched the surface of what to see.

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