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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Art Museum and History Museum
Brompton, London
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  • Marina A.
    "Great exhibition about Alexander McQueen and great gift shop."(14 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)
    Alice J.
    "Art, cafe, cafe music, architecture, library"(11 Tips)
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  • Cy S.
    Cy SaitoDecember 24, 2016
    One of My favorite museum! Lots of things to see, the entrance is beautiful and the shop is very interesting! you must go to the coffee shop! There's a beautiful room to have some food!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiMarch 20, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • Seyda C.
    Seyda CaskurluMay 3, 2015
    A MUST MUST MUST place to see.you 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Susanna P.
    Susanna PetterssonJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Olya L.
    Olya LitvyakSeptember 11, 2016
    One of the most amazing museums of art and design with fantastic atmosphere. Do not skip the cafe, it is a wonderful place for a coffee
  • Bill G.
    Bill GloverJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Joana V.
    Joana ViannaMay 24, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ami K.
    Ami Kang-ThorntonDecember 30, 2012
    My favourite museum in London. Beautiful. Worth just getting lost in it and taking it in slowly (if you don't fall over with exhaustion). One bugbear: the toilets are atrocious
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Easyart.com
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aditya
    AdityaJuly 29, 2016
    A must see museum. Especially the section which keeps 1:1 scale replicas of sculptures and architectural elements. The open courtyard with a cafe is great on a sunny day!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Nikolay B.
    Nikolay BerezovskiyAugust 31, 2015
    Nice place! Friendly stuff, amazing interior, good location. But didn't find a coctails. Does anybody know where are coctails here?
  • Eric D.
    Amazing museum. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MisonJune 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When I was a kid I preferred the Natural History and Science museums, but now the art, design, and architecture in this museum proves more diverting. A must see.
  • Alina Y.
    Alina Y.August 9, 2014
    As for me, it's the best museum in London which I've visited. Also, Wedding dresses temporary exhibition is incredible!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CApril 23
    Possibly the best museum I've ever been visited. Worth the trip to London alone if you enjoy art and sculptures
  • 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. www.fashiononbookshelves.com
  • 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!
  • Anthony P.
    A must-do. Go earlier in the day for smaller crowds but also anticipate needing a few trips to see everything.
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  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RolphAugust 9, 2014
    Huge collection, set out well and informatively. Impossible to look at everything in one visit. Excellent cafe - very good food and friendly, helpful staff.
  • Erica N.
    Erica NavageJuly 11, 2015
    Alexander McQueen is a must visit show. The museum is one of my favorites in London! There's so much to see!
  • Frank R.
    Didn't have time to take it all in, but definitely check out the Pink Floyd and Balenciaga exhibits while they're still on. Tickets must be purchased in advance, which you can do from the V&A website.
  • 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
  • Cinara C.
    Cinara CassilhasAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite Museum in London. There's always something to be seen in the world's leading art and design museum. Late Fridays are awesome!
  • 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.
  • Natasha B.
    Natasha BuckhamJuly 1, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesOctober 13, 2016
    The Southeast Asian wing is my favorite, but the Middle East area has some beautiful works too
  • David G.
    David GardinerFebruary 9, 2016
    One of the best museums in the world. Full of modern classics.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherFebruary 10, 2015
    I come here every time I'm in London. It's always a pleasure & there's always something new. And the shop is amazing!
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