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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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A Milestone in London

Probably also because I'm an artist, but this place is one of the most important stops you have to do in London. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for it! (If you are in a hurry!)

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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably also because I'm an artist, but this place is one of the most important stops you have to do in London. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for it! (If you are in a hurry!)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have membership here, and it's worth it! They have some amazing exhibitions on and I particular love their jewellery section, timelining the history and developement. You can spend as long as you want here, and there's something to see for everyone. In the summer they have the garden open and it's delightful to sit and read a book.

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Fantastic! If you're thinking of hitting the museums this is a must and go here before you to the natural history museum. Make sure you look at the jewellery, breath taking. Enjoy!

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Another excellent V&A curated exhibition - 'you say you want a revolution' had a treasure trove of brilliant artefacts from the 1966-1970 period, covering all areas of life as I remember it! The Woodstock experience was particularly well done - a highly recommended exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful venue.... sadly I couldn't get into the "Say You Went A Revolution" exhibition as there was a HUGE waiting list and I had to catch a train from London Bridge to Gatwick airport about an hour after my admission time! However, the V & A shop had a lot of exhibits relevant to the exhibition - and totally free... More 

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It is a free, impressive, world class, museum in a large grand building. It is one of my top three museums.

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Outstanding music hall . Coffee and classical music by young and talented musicians is one of my favorite going out ! V@A is a quarantee of excellence cultural and musical events!

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Over the years we have visited the V & A on many occasions. A true treasure house, but far too much to take in on one visit. Accordingly we try to target one specific area, plus often, a few lucky finds on the way. So it was today that we visited the free Lockwood Kipling Galleries which not only had... More 

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what a great place to visit for all the family. amazing collection of things to view and its free so a bonus for people on a tight budget

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The V&A is an extraordinary collection of things, some pretty complete (like the exhibit on pottery or that on glass) and some less complete, but almost all interesting.

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