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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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Excellent museum

A great museum with good temporary exhibitions and an excellent permanent collection. Brilliant for seeing old armaments etc and a good place to leave a man to browse whilst the... read more

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great museum with good temporary exhibitions and an excellent permanent collection. Brilliant for seeing old armaments etc and a good place to leave a man to browse whilst the lady (ladies) go and look at fashion maybe or something less exciting to their chaps! A must see.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the best museum I have ever seen as it captures the history of various geographies as well as captures excellent paintings and architecture from past.

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Maryland USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the old world charm of the exterior to the fabulous collection and the ever changing special shows to the unique and always fun gift shop, this is THE place to see in London. While I can't likely add more than others have said, I would encourage you to find Tipoo's Tiger in the museum. Ask an attendant if they... More 

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Beijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unlike the fame of the British Museum, V&A has better charm than fame. The collections are more delicate. Living near there, it was my favourite venue during the rainy weekends. The regular collections worth the visit again and again and the new exhibits keep you updated about the trends of arts.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we don't have children, my husband and I really enjoyed the Christmas trail which we found out about at the front desk. We were given a little leaflet with directions to follow - this led us all around the museum through a huge range of different exhibitions to find 12 items with a Christmas theme. These items ranged from... More 

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

Beautiful selection and grand rooms! Need a good few hours to explore and digest all the art properly! Nice mixture of paintings, artefacts and sculptures.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best museum on earth. Great fabulous fashion history. The architecture of the building is fabulous. .

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always something to see, too much for just one day! Outdoor cafe overlooking fountain in the courtyard and wonderful gift shop... Both great on their own!

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Fullerton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could spend the better portion of the day wondering this great museum. What a great offering to the public. Lots of English history here plus several other exhibits. Lots of art, sculptures and other things to see. They have a large number of religious pieces to see as well as old English barial pieces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely museum with a cafe that is really cozy and nice. It's the kind of place you'd make on your list to have breakfast or lunch and then a look around. Just a sweet space to hang out for a few hours.

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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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