V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority pearlsexhibition. 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
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
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
The Victoria and Albert Museum is 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.