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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Art Museum and History Museum
Queen's Gate, London, Greater London, Queen's Gate
  • Marina A.
    "Great exhibition about Alexander McQueen and great gift shop."(14 Tips)
    hub b.
    "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"(8 Tips)
    Joanne G.
    "My favourite museum in London, I'm even a member!"(7 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "Free admission, you have to pay only for special exhibitions."(4 Tips)
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  • Natasha B.
    Natasha Buckham3 weeks ago
    The Curtain's Up display is hidden away but worth a visit. It's much larger than I was expecting and there is so much to see! Love the set designs.
  • Joana V.
    Huge museum with so much to see!!! It's free entry so I usually go once a month to see something I've never seen before. Egypt is defo the favorite and cinema room is always very good.
  • Peter L.
    Peter LeesonMarch 27
    A museum of museums. Culture United. Painting, sculpture, photography, textile, fashion, theatre, history, the far east, London, they all come together. A new surprise in every gallery.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiMarch 20
    One of the best museums of London. Great place just to hang out. Botticelli Reimagined is worth look if you are into modern art mixed with a bit of Renaissance.
  • Vlad B.
    Vlad BOctober 16, 2015
    This is the best museum in London. Staff are helpful, the building is amazing and the exhibits are incredible. The cafe in the gardens within the museum is excellent
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsSeptember 28, 2015
    One of London's best museums with fantastic curated as well as fixed exhibitions. Worth visiting on the last Friday of the month when it's open late night.
  • Anna E.
    Anna EllegaardAugust 5, 2015
    Go if you're into design, beautiful sculptures, Rodin, amazing architecture, stunning Rafael's and beautiful furniture. And ceilings. The ceilings are so magnifique!
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectJuly 8, 2015
    Don't purchase momentos of the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibit from the main gift shop. There's another shop at the end of the McQueen exhibit with a larger assortment of McQueen products.
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectJuly 8, 2015
    The Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit is a must see! Purchase tickets in advance to avoid the queues. Once you reach the room with videos of his runway shows, take a seat. No photographs allowed
  • Seyda C.
    Seyda CaskurluMay 3, 2015
    A MUST MUST MUST place to can easily spend your day here. It is free except the exhibitions - Alexander McQueen is worth to see - also visit its garden and cafe for a lovely break 10/10!!
  • LondonByLauren
    LondonByLaurenApril 8, 2015
    If you want to see Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, there are a limited number of tickets available at opening each day. Otherwise, book far in advance or buy a membership! Read more
  • Kate G.
    Kate GomesMarch 22, 2015
    Alexander McQueen exhibition is totally incredible. The space was transformed and each room had a totally different atmosphere. They managed the crowds well so you could actually see.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgFebruary 25, 2015
    My favorite museum I've visited in London so far! I've been there multiple times already and each time I go, it's a new adventure. Definitely worth visiting more than once if possible!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • K J
    K JJanuary 17, 2015
    This is one of my favorite London museums. I love the courtyard/café area as much as their extensive collections. The museum does a great job with the lighting and placement. Check out the bookstore!
  • As
    AsNovember 15, 2014
    Carefully curated exhibitions, very kind staff and a great bookstore. V&A is the place to be for any fashion and costume history lover.
  • As
    AsNovember 15, 2014
    Carefully curated exhibitions, very kind staff and a great bookstore. V&A is the place to be for any fashion and costume history lover. It's a pleasure to sit in the garden and relax.
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeOctober 22, 2014
    The V&A always has a great array of exhibitions suitable for anyone. Attend a class or talk with the team, or head to our cafe to unwind after a day in the museum.
  • Arpan P.
    Arpan PeterSeptember 12, 2014
    Great museum. Was intrigued to see so much about Indian history there,something I will not see even in India. You will need more than a day to finish the place thoroughly.
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Great museum, great collection of all the things Britain took from its colonies. No audio guides unfortunately. Be careful: on Friday it works till night, but most rooms are closed for visiting.
  • Dimple P.
    Dimple PatelAugust 6, 2014
    Surprisingly good for children! So much less busy than the history and science museum. We learnt about ancient India with a free backpack trail which included a MP3 player telling a story & colouring.
  • Perveen A.
    Perveen AkhtarJuly 20, 2014
    The V&A never fails to impress. So pleased I managed to catch the glamour of Italian fashion exhibition before it closes on 27th July. Beautifully curated. Highly recommend a visit!
  • Vera L.
    Vera LazarenkoJanuary 4, 2014
    Particularly interesting - fashion, jewelry and carving sections, Muslim arts, temporary exhibitions and, of course, the garden with very nice cafe
  • Ovidiu
    OvidiuJanuary 3, 2014
    The garden of the museum is a must. Stop for a tea there. The Victoria & Albert is one of the world's greatest museums of art and design. Don't miss it when you're in London.
    Multicolour.comOctober 30, 2013
    V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority pearls exhibition. Check out the middle section - cavalcade of pearl jewellery, from Byzantine bangles to the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution. Read more
  • Susanna P.
    Susanna PetterssonJuly 1, 2013
    The best museum ever to wonder around and even to get lost. Significance of V&A is tremendous in relation to European museum history. Check also the facade, you'll find trendsetters of their own time!
  • Melanie R.
    Melanie RapJune 20, 2013
    Take your time to visit every area!im not a museum fan but found this very interesting and full of things to see! Jewellery and architecture on the too floor!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BoagApril 13, 2013
    There were queues a mile long to get into the Natural History museum when frankly the V&A is much more impressive. While here be sure to check out the science museum across the road.
  • Bill G.
    Bill GloverJanuary 13, 2013
    The furniture gallery on the 6th floor sees an incremental but striking improvement in the presentation of additional information about the exhibits. Well worth a visit.
  • Josh Wood Productions
    Josh Wood ProductionsJanuary 12, 2013
    The V&A is architectural masterpiece! Founded in 1852 is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 26, 2012
    Its collection of art and design has accessories and furniture from England, Egypt and the Middle East and a permanent fashion exhibition fashion from Victorian times.
  • Baris M.
    Baris MUMCUOctober 26, 2012
    Wonderful pieces, nice ambiance, great food at cafe, especially on a rainy cold London day. Don't miss 'last friday of the month' activities. It's really great
  • Browhaus
    BrowhausApril 26, 2012
    With free admission, the V&A’s permanent collection cannot be missed. Their temporary exhibit on British Design is a wonderful trip back to the past, showcasing retro and vintage design highlights.
    Easyart.comApril 17, 2012
    The V&A is a must see for art lovers, especially for those fond of Asian art. The collection is hugely impressive and includes fashion, decorative arts, modern art, etc. They also have a great cafe!
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Selected galleries remain open until 10pm on Fridays. Friday Lates, held on the last Friday of the month (except December), comprise mostly free, drop-in events, workshops and entertainment until 10pm Read more
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 28, 2012
    With art ranging over a 5,000 year span, the V&A has everything from ancient Greek statues to 18th century European furniture. While you're there, check out the courtyard café for great tea!
  • Dolce&Gabbana
    Dolce&GabbanaFebruary 15, 2012
    Housing some of the world’s most spectacular collections of sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography etc, the V&A will bring you back down to Earth after a weekend’s worth of fashion and fun.
  • Philippa D.
    Philippa DaveyJanuary 8, 2012
    Bring a packed lunch or be prepared to take out a mortgage at the overpriced cafe. The ciabatta was ordinary for just under £5 an the chocolate cake was dry. The Islamic Art is amazing.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonNovember 12, 2011
    Check out Tippoo's Tiger - a life sized automaton of a tiger devouring a European, captured from Tipu Sultan by the East India Company. It has a concealed pipe organ and a groaning/roaring mechanism!
  • Bill S.
    Bill SilcockSeptember 18, 2011
    Don't miss the second floor display of stained glass windows from churches--- curious and cool to see the glass as an art piece in easy eye reach rather then always craning your neck.
  • National Maritime M.
    Billy Dainty’s 1984 pantomime dame costume, complete with spotted bloomers and striped stockings, is a comical sailor suit that falls apart when he’s caught in a storm at sea. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Kris C.
    Kris CovoNovember 14, 2010
    The new refurbished rooms have modernized this classic museum, while their exhibitions are world class, spectacular, and must see events. And they have just brought back their beloved bookshop.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ChapmanOctober 9, 2010
    Absolutely love the period costumes, my favourite part of the museum, I could walk around again and again and again! Also love the photography. The Raphael Sistine Tapestries are a sight to behold!!
  • Insa
    InsaAugust 24, 2010
    1:1 Architecture-exhibit ends at the 30th. of August. Don't miss it. It's great: Sometimes your are allowed to climb in it, without shoes. Liked it more than Grace-Kelly-exibit.
  • Kris C.
    Kris CovoMay 24, 2010
    Check out the new Ceramics galleries on the top floor. Innovative, and a bit of space from the crowds.Their temporary exhibitions are very well curated and worth seeing.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BurchMay 10, 2010
    Took my niece to the 'drop in design' event for kids - you're given activity sheets and design materials to create something inspired by the exhibitions. It's completely free too. Brilliant Read more
  • Kathryn Z.
    Kathryn ZallyMay 2, 2010
    Check out the new medieval wing: very nicely done. The newish pottery section is disappointing as the objects are too crowded to appreciate. And be sure to enjoy the canteen: great surroundings.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte SallisMarch 22, 2010
    The tea room, if you want to call it that, is lovely. However, it is usually ridiculously packed and is over priced. £6 sandwich? Back to the 'art'- I personally love the jewels, one for the ladies...
  • paul c.
    paul cardwellJanuary 20, 2010
    The Medieval Galleries are a wonder. Go downstairs and be careful not to walk straight past the tiny red figure of a slave just inside the door. You'll know why when you se it.
  • Ellie H.
    Ellie HadyoonJanuary 16, 2010
    Forget about turning up the last hour, you'll only queue for ages to be told tickets are sold out near the front. Be prepared to queue for at least 20mins on Sat or book online to avoid disappointment
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GrubbNovember 10, 2009
    My favourite museum in London, I'm even a member! Check out some of the smaller rooms, wander round and get lost. Last Friday of every month is a late night with a theme and lots going on. Ace.
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