The Victoria and Albert Museum
is a "must-see" on every London itinerary. The museum
houses 7 miles of exhibition space, containing a collection of over
4 million objects drawn from 5000 years of cultural history.
Founded in the 1850s, it now boasts the
greatest and most diverse collection of decorative art and design in
the world. Get lost in 145 glorious galleries displaying photography,
fashion, metalwork, sculpture, glass and ceramics. The Dress and
Jewellery collections are particularly popular.
Selected galleries are opened on some
Wednesdays (1830-2130) for an evening which includes an optional lecture,
live music, wine and buffet suppers -- call for more details.
Opened daily 1000-1745.
Admission £5 (free after 1630) and under
18's free (prices subject to change, please call for up to date
Phone 020 7938 8500
South Kensington Tube