Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the jewel in the crown of London's famous South Kensington cultural area and a "must-see" on every London itinerary. The V&A 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, spanning all continents and dating from 3000BC to the present day. Alongside an innovative and challenging exhibitions programme, the Museum's constantly developing permanent collections encompass artforms as varied as photography, fashion, metalwork, sculpture, glass and ceramics. Times: Daily (10:00-17:45); except Wed (10:00-22:00) and the last Friday of the month where selected remain galleries open after 18:00. Admission: Free, except for some exhibits.
Tel: 020 7942 2000
Location: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL (Click Here For Map)
Nearest station: South Kensington
Photos by Amanda Johnson