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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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This is, officially, a museum of the "decorative arts," which sounds like a craft fair. NO! We don't realize how much we are surrounded by art, and how much the range across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is, officially, a museum of the "decorative arts," which sounds like a craft fair. NO! We don't realize how much we are surrounded by art, and how much the range across the globe and across all recorded time can be. The place is huge...7 miles of exhibit halls. And it's beautifully organized, floor to floor, across geography and time.... More 

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here many times. On this trip we finally took out a membership, since we (2 seniors) were planning to see two special exhibitions with admission fees. The memberships are a good value

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London, England, United Kingdom
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At one point, during this 'tour', Graffiti style, was written: "LSD was not made illegal till 1966. It's influence cannot be over-estimated." With this statement their whole 'virtual 60's' lost its veracity. Everything on display, be it fashion, words or music, had at root LSD. Its influence cannot be "under-estimated" not "over-estimated."

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Preston, United Kingdom
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The building is fantastic as are the works of art. The collection of historical dress is amazing with detailed information for each display. There is a gift shop with a fair selection of items.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this museum. Entrance is free - apart from special exhibitions. There is a huge amount to see and it is beautifully presented. There is a lovely shop and a large cafe - although it can be difficult to find a table. The current special exhibition -A Brief History of Underwear - is quite interesting and I enjoyed my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a great variety of artefacts in this museum. I was particularly taken with the collection of church altar pieces. They were wonderful. Every new visitor to London should place this one high on their 'to do list'.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great museum with lots of different exhibits, enough to keep anyone interested. It is a very big museum and will take a while to get round it and do it justice.

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While I seldom get to visit for an extended period of time - the V&A always delights and inspires. This trip it did that once again.

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What a fantastic museum. Suitable for all. Just amazing, you will not be disappointed. Great location, easy to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To visit V&A Museum you must have to conserve your children soul, every room is a discovery, its a vast ship, this museum is the recognition of men throughout the world and the centuries until today. The themes , diverse the know how of the men of the empire are exalted.. Children and adults can have a nice time.. Its... More 

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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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