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“A Feast for the eyes”

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of Apsley House and the Victoria and Albert...
Ranked #4 of 1,595 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Rehovot, Israel
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“A Feast for the eyes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

No review is necessary. The museum is a must. Textiles and fashion, ceramics, glass and jewels.There was a Wedding Display special exhibit which was more than worthwhile seeing even though you had to pay for it. It was truly a feast for the eyes. Continue to the larger than life Albert Memorial statue.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Super day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

So much to see, such variety of exhibits - something for every taste and interest. Lovely courtyard for lunch.

Visited August 2013
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Glendale, California
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“Plan Ahead- Excellent for Theatre Lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My in-laws encouraged me to check out the Victoria and Albert museum, as I had a free day as a London Tourist while my husband was working. They even kindly gave be cab fare, so that I wouldn't get lost from the hotel to the museum!

With the exception of special exhibitions, the Victoria and Albert is free, which is fabulous! Although come prepared with a few pounds to drop in the donation bucket.

The collection is absolutely massive. I did not plan ahead, which was a mistake. As soon as you enter, you are surrounded by sculptures and ancient objects. It's enough to make your head spin. I quickly realized that I would not see it all in a day ( or even a month), so I consulted a map and made a plan.

I focused on fashion, both the main collection and I paid extra to see an exhibit on 80's fashion called "Club to Catwalk". It was well worth the extra admission.

I also spent a great deal of time in the theatre/performing arts section. This is a must-do if you're a fan of theatre. The collection is amazing and I was in heaven. I probably spent two hours in this section, just soaking it all in.

I tend to max out at about five hours of museum time. I love museums, but I can't do them all day. In the mid afternoon, I found myself wanting lunch and the museum cafeteria was still packed. They had great offerings, but the crowds put me off, so I left the museum to seek lunch elsewhere.

Overall, this is a very lovely museum with a grand collection. I imagine there is something for everyone here. I highly recommend a visit.

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Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Loved this museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Take one of the free tours of the museum, our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the exhibits she showed us.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“art and design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We saw a very interesting installation by a Chinese artist. The permanent collections are also quite extensive if you like art and artifacts. Plenty of pottery and other things.

Visited February 2014
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