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Victoria and Albert MuseumFast Facts
- Location: Located in London, England.
- Attraction type: Museum.
- Significance: It is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world.
- Best Time to visit: Can be visited throughout the year, except 24th, 25th, & 26th December.
- How to Reach: The best way to reach London is through air. Flights from all major destinations throughout the world are coming down to London Heathrow Airport.
- Nearest International Airport: London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
It is grand, it is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world. It is the Victoria and Albert Museum. With a permanent collection of more than 4.5 million objects in 145 galleries spreading about 12.5 acres of area, the Victoria and Albert Museum, often called as V&A, is a must see destination for all those who crave for arts and design. It is an amazing experience for anyone to explore the museum and see the varied range of collections of arts of various cultures of Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia, spanning 3000 years from the ancient times to the present age.
Victoria and Albert Museum has got an extensive range of collections. The collections of glass, costumes, ceramics, silver, jewelry, ironwork, medieval objects, prints, furniture, sculpture, drawings and photographs, which you will see in this museum of England are among the largest and also the most comprehensive in the world. No only that, Victoria and Albert Museum also has got the largest collection of post-classical sculpture in the world. The collection of Italian Renaissance items here are the largest outside Italy. The East Asian collections, especially the ceramics and metal works, showcased in the Departments of Asia are among the best in Europe. Arts from South Asia, Japan, China, Korea and the Islamic world are also showcased here.
You have already understood that you have plenty to explore in the Victoria and Albert Museum. See the collections of architecture, ceramics, fashion & jewelry, glass, Asian collections, paintings & Drawings, metalwork, collections showcasing various history, periods & styles, sculpture, photography, prints & books, textiles and various collections on theatre & performance.
In Victoria and Albert Museum, you can also visit the various exhibitions that are conducted regularly. V&A organizes various programs of changing exhibitions and displays. For current exhibitions, please check out the official website of the museum (www.vam.ac.uk).
Victoria and Albert Museum also organizes various events, workshops and courses for the people who want to learn more on arts and design.
10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. (daily)
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (selected galleries)
Closed: 24th to 26th December
Entry Fee: Free
There are plenty of options for accommodation in London. Some of the hotels in London can be listed as below:
St. Giles Hotel
London WC1B 3GH
16 Leinster Square
London W2 4PR