Victoria & Albert Museum
Opening Hours: See below
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.
Opening Hours10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00 )
Closing commences 10 minutes before time stated
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
The tunnel entrance to the V&A is open from 10.00 - 17.40 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00 - 20.00 on Fridays but may be closed on occasion on the advice of London Underground.