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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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There are so many great museums in London it is hard to say any one is better than the other. This one is well worth a look and has some great artifacts on display. Entrance is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many great museums in London it is hard to say any one is better than the other. This one is well worth a look and has some great artifacts on display. Entrance is free but certain exhibitions are extra. Quite close to the Natural History and Science Museums.

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Mahopac, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

THis museum imparts a whole different experience than the British Museum. Homier and very welcoming, the V & A chronicles the furniture, the dresses, the style, the licking comforts of the ages.....and does so with elan. Well worth visiting, I'm sorry that it took me ten trips to England before I got there...don't make the same mistake that I did....GO... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friday night at The V and A ~ a DJ with great music, dimmer lighting and what an exhibition ~ A M A Z I N G. You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 was OUTSTANDING and by the time this review is published you may have already missed it!! Albums from the John Peel record collection... More 

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Beautiful place, well laid out & good information. Had a scone & cup of tea in the cafe which was both yummy & a good price. Will be back to explore further!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many countries history to explore , learn and discover! A pleasure and it's all free. There are not many places you can absorb so much from the superb artifacts so well laid out and with such knowledgeable staff. It must cost a fortune to light , to heat and to keep history. Please donate if you visit to keep... More 

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Fantastic looking building and free entry. Exhibits are more upper class than those in the museums across the road. Certainly less interesting for children. But if you like that sort of thing this is for you.

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While there's not a lot of interactive exhibits, the items on display are fascinating. One of my favorite museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Revolution exhibit was terrific with great music and videos and photographs of the early-mid '60's rock and roll scene. The section on Woodstock was the highlight. Love everything about the V&A

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Victoria and Albert Museum would be at the top of my list for museums you must see when visiting London. The entrance to the museum is free but some special exhibits charge a fee. We did not go to any special exhibits and just stuck to the main museum. It consists of room after room of collections that are... More 

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There are few museums like this with such incredible strength and depth of artefacts from across the world. We especially liked the Japanese, Chinese and Jewellry sections.

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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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