At Victoria and Albert Museum, see the world's largest decorative arts and design collection. The museum's 145 galleries span 51,000 sq m (12.5 acres), so you won't be able to see it all in a single visit. Look over a floor plan and decide which rooms interest you the most. You have 5,000 years worth of art to choose from, including ceramics, glass, textiles, ironwork, sculptures, furniture, photographs, and more, from all parts of the world. At 80,000 objects, the ceramics collection is the world's largest and features pieces by famous potters such as William De Morgan and Bernard Leach. In the British galleries, keep an eye out for Henry VIII's writing desk, which dates to 1525. The jewelry collection includes an emerald necklace that Napoleon gave to his adopted daughter, Hortense de Beauharnais, in 1806. Check the schedule of free tours and talks if you want to learn more about specific subjects. Take a look at our London travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Victoria and Albert Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Victoria and Albert Museum
$277 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection of Arts and Crafts
Duration: 3 hours
$5,437 BOOK WITH VIATOR 8 Day London Junior Kings and Queens Private English Course
Duration: 8 days
$241 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour, Highlights of the Victoria&Albert Museum
Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Victoria and Albert Museum reviews
Me and my young family went expecting to see Victoria AND Albert. We couldn't have been more disappointed. Very few mentions of the People's Prince. Not impressed... more »
This exhibition has drawn together an amazing selection of artefacts. Highly impressed with the collection. However the museum has forgotten that not all visitors have perfect sight and therefore... more »
Location was nice, packed out but lots to do and lots to see. Having three museums next to each other and all FREE is absolutely fantastic. Sundays you can park nearby for free as well. Kid friendly and everyone seems to be happy and considerate of each other. Always have events on throughout the year. It is situated next to Knightsbridge so shopping is not far away. There are areas to relax and unwind as well
Adore this place. Always something interesting to see. Whether visiting a specific exhibition or just coming to browse. Could lose a day here easily! Fab museum shop too. Great cards and gifts and reasonably priced jewellery.
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