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Victoria and Albert Museum

455 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
As a museum of “stuff the empire stole from the world,” this is hard to beat. It appears throughout A.S. Byatt’s novel The Children’s Book, which is set in Edwardian London and which describes the ceramics in Rooms 140-146 in luscious, sumptuous detail. The museum always has that former empire vibe for me. The scones with cream and jam are pretty great in the downstairs cafe, which also feels very E.M. Forster. If you know a member, or decide to become one, you also get access to an amazing secret cafe hidden at the back of the glass collection.
Polina
Polina
January 23, 2017

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Angela Walker
Angela Walker
December 10, 2019
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The Museum stands as a testament to the work of its namesakes, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their commitment to bring 19th century London into…
Hitesh
Hitesh
December 04, 2019
This excellent branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum displays one of the best collections of childhood-related objects in the world. Kids are fascinated by the immense number of dolls, dolls’ houses through the ages, vintage board games, construction toys (Lego, Meccano), battery-powered robots and…
Qadar
Qadar
November 30, 2019
Beautiful collection of arts and history
Amnon
Amnon
November 19, 2019
London is blessed with many fine museums, all worth visiting, time permitting. Of all these just a handful stand out as unmissable. V&A is definitely on this list. Its permanent collection displays plenty of priceless exhibits and its special exhibitor are highly sought after ( like those I've…
Eden
Eden
November 07, 2019
If you're into arts and crafts, this is the place to go. From sculpture to architecture, fashion to furniture, tapestries and ceramics, there's something for everyone. The courtyard is great for hanging out in summer and the café itself is a work of art.

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Location
England, SW7 2RL
Queen's Gate, London, Greater London
Phone+44 20 7942 2000
Websitevam.ac.uk
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wifi
Free
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