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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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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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Very large museum

The V&A has a vast collections of artefacts including paintings statues and celebrates much of how life was spent by the wealthy in years gone by. I was particularly interested in... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The V&A has a vast collections of artefacts including paintings statues and celebrates much of how life was spent by the wealthy in years gone by. I was particularly interested in the 1851 Crystal palace exhibition which was held in a Crystal palace erected in Hyde Park. It was moved to Upper Norwood and burnt down in 1936. I spent... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To much to see all in one visit will return again enjoyed the interesting lay out,fascinating descriptions that where given on the objects I seen and the underwear exhibition was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits speak for themselves, thousands of magnificent pieces which deserve to be appreciated by everyone. However, if that's not to your taste, sample the fare at the self-serve cafeteria. The food is exquisite, something for everyone, or simply drop by for coffee and a delicious cake and to appreciate the utterly beautiful decor. A treat not to be missed.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A veritable time machine of back to the iconic sixties. Memories of fashion, style, way of life, drugs and rock and roll. Man on the moon, computers you name it, and there was the memory, great music a few hours spent in a great and iconic time warp

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Perth Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning museum which requires time to fully appreciate. Lots for all ages to see and an excellent cafeteria/restaurant.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place for a wander and time in the garden in the middle and a cuppa in the beautiful cafe. It offers respite from the busyness of the science museum if you are with children and a feast of interesting sights for me as a mum.

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have not visited here since a school visit years ago but still as amazing as I remembered. The displays are a fantastic mix of very very old and fairly recent, British and European and just a joy to see it all. There are walking tours that you can join without pre-booking and just meet up in the main entrance hall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my favourite places in London - and still is after many years living here. However, I would advise to pick an area of interest or time period and do just a few rooms at a time, or you will get overwhelmed by its vast collection. The V&A also does the best exhibitions in London (for which... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just too interesting to not go back. Fascinating collections in manageable sized rooms. The first time I've seen the work of casting historical artifacts to preserve and share for the future. Noble cause, great viewing from above.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a free to enter museum,well worth a visit if you are in to history. Not far from Harrods and Selfridges

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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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