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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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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
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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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A work of art in its own right we could have spent weeks looking at all the exhibits a stunning museum

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Whitchurch
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A work of art in its own right we could have spent weeks looking at all the exhibits a stunning museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fabulous museum but recommend you book tickets for popular exhibitions as these become very crowded and sometimes you have to wait til 3 or 4 pm for entry

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Having just turned 16 at the beginning of the 70's this was a great reflection of the previous five years in every context. The costumes, music, politics, videos and commentary conveyed all aspects of the period. It was a great reminder of how much the world changed in a relatively short period. Fantastic to see all the vinyl and just... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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I took my 3 kids (5-8) here at the weekend because we have done the NHM and Science museum to death and I wanted to see the Glastonbury Exhibition. There was a lot of stuff on for kids (it was half term), The pop up show was really interesting (based on William Morris' The strawberry thief) and interactive with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love how much there is to see in the V&A! I spent all afternoon here and felt like I rushed the last part! Make sure you check out the special exhibitions on - they cost but are worth it!

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Came to see the Records & Rebels exhibition, which was utterly absorbing for over two hours. Could happily have gone round a second time. Looked hard at the photos from the Grosvenor Square protest but couldn't see myself, nor in the Isle of Wight Festival stills. Once a hippie, always a hippy at heart! Great exhibition, superbly curated to catch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here on a Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't too crowded and was the best museum I have been to in London. Definitely worth a visit!

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As it seems with all the London museums this one is excellent too. Lots to see and learn about. Make sure you plan ahead and book any of the specific exhibitions as they are always busy on the day. The building itself is stunning let alone all the artefacts to look at. We sadly didn't have enough time to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Here is another great London museum. Plan two or more hours here. Get your map or a guide when you go in. Prepare to be overwhelmed. It is a wonderful place with lots of activities and interesting rooms. My husband and I plunged in, then spent hours looking around, finding a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, then when we were... More 

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I spent 20 minutes reading about the history of glass making...... Glass making!!!!! That's how interesting this place is. You couldn't swing a cat without hitting something fascinating. (NB - I DO NOT condone the swinging of cats, especially in a museum, in fact if you're interested in cat-swinging a museum would be the last place you'd want to do... 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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