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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Housed in Victorian splendor, as well as modern, state-of-the-art galleries, the V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, with its collection spanning 5,000 years of furniture, glass, textiles, fashion, ceramics and jewellery.

The Victoria and Albert Museum ( V&A) contains one of the world’s broadest collections of art and design, with exhibits ranging from early Christian devotional objects to cutting-edge furniture.

Originally founded in 1852 to inspire design students as the museum of Manufactures, it was renamed by Queen Victoria in 1899 in memory of prince Albert.

Gallery Guide. The V&A has 6 levels. Level 1 houses the China, Japan and South Asia galleries, the Fashion Gallery and the Cast Courts. The British Galleries are on the Levels 2 and 4. Level 3 contains the 20th Century galleries and silver ironwork, paintings and photography. The glass display is on Level 4. The Ceramics Galleries and Furniture are on Level 6. The fantastic European galleries from 300 to 1815 are on Level1.

Experience gallery



At a glance

  • Activity

    Culture, Sightseeing
  • Address

    Cromwell Rd, SW7
  • Underground

    South Kensington

"The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design"

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