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Victoria and Albert Museum, London: 69 reviews and 143 photos

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This is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852, and has since grown to now cover 12.5 acres (51,000 m2)[2] and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
We only saw a minute part of this museum - you would need a full day to see it all. The displays are well presented and the museum easy to negotiate with easy to follow guide maps although we struggled to find the exit! The garden is wonderful and we had a full meal in the well appointed restaurant (try the beef and ale pie).
Admission is free (apart from special exhibitions) and disabled access good.

Address: Cromwell Road, SW7
Directions: South Kensington tube or 74 bus
Phone: 020 7942 2000
Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2010
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