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Gilbert Collection

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Somerset House | Strand, London WC2R 1LA, England
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Magnificent Gilbert Collection of fine decorative arts

The Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection of silver, gold, mosaics, gold boxes and portrait miniatures is now permanently housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Mr. Gilbert... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection of silver, gold, mosaics, gold boxes and portrait miniatures is now permanently housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Mr. Gilbert was born in Britain and made his fortune in the California Real Estate market. The collection was first housed in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but then bequeathed to the Nation... More 

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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This amazing collection of various silver and goldware, jewelled snuff boxes, micromosaics, and numerous other important artwork wass bequeathed to the govrnment by Arthur Gilbert, a British man who achieved enormous success in real estate in the US. It was formerly exhibited at Somerset House, but now has its home most appropriately at the Victoria and Albert, the wondrous museum... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2007

A very under-rated attraction in general. The major features are collections of silver, snuffboxes and mini-mosaics. While they sound so utterly boring the craftsmanship required to make these things is staggering. Many of the items are well over a century old but are still in great condition. I would suggest getting a magnifying glass (free) from the front desk to... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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