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  • Exterior of V&A © Peter Kelleher

  • Sculpture Gallery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • David Bowie bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, David Bowie temporary exhibition 2014 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • John Madejski Garden © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Renaissance City 1350 - 1600 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Tippo's Tiger ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Staffordshire 'Tea Total' piece in Ceramics Hall © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • V&A Cafe © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • V&A shop © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Exterior of V&A © Peter Kelleher

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Venue details

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  • Address:

    V&A Cromwell Rd
    London
    SW7 2RL

  • Venue phone:

    020 7942 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.vam.ac.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: South Kensington

  • Price:

    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

  • Map

    1. V&A
      • Cromwell Rd
        London
        SW7 2RL
      • 020 7942 2000
      • www.vam.ac.uk
      • 51.49682,-0.172507

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A History of Photography

Photography

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Being the first museum to collect photographs in 1852, the V&A is now putting on a retrospective of photography’s brilliant in both, technique and artistry. This display of selected works from 1840 and 1970, starring such prominent photographers as Eugène...

A History of Photography
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sat Jan 17 2015
  2. V&A
  3. free
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Womenswear, Designer

Savage Beauty, the first retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary creative talent, comes home to London after a triumphant run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The most popular fashion exhibition in history, it’s the first retrospective...

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
  1. Sat Mar 14 2015 – Sun Jul 19 2015
  2. V&A
  3. £17.60 full price; £16.50 OAPs; £9 stude...
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Alexander McQueen became fashion's enfant terrible in 1992 when the then 21-year-old debuted his own line, and he continued to dazzle with out-of-this-world haute couture until his untimely death in 2010. This phenomenally successful exhibition was one...

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
  1. Thu May 14 2015 – Sun Jul 19 2015
  2. V&A
  3. £16 + £1.50 booking fee; £9-£15 concs
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All of This Belongs to You

Things to do, Installation

Opening just before Britain's General Election in 2015, this exhibition examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection. Specially commissioned interventions will be stationed...

All of This Belongs to You
  1. Wed Apr 1 2015 – Sun Jul 19 2015
  2. V&A
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Constable: The Making of a Master

Things to do, Art

  • Rating: 4/5

There is a kind of decompression chamber at the start of this show. You stand before a screen that fills the wall while real-life scenes made famous by John Constable’s paintings – including Willy Lott’s Suffolk cottage from ‘The Hay Wain’ – gently roll...

Constable: The Making of a Master
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. V&A
  3. £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 fam...
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Disobedient Objects

Things to do

  • Free

A selection of objects from the 1980s to now that detail the history of protest and the role these objects played in making change happen. Including woven barriers, political videogames, an inflatable general assembly (a creation by Greta Hansen that...

Disobedient Objects
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sun Feb 1 2015
  2. V&A
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Hidden City – The Enchanted Mirror

Things to do

Once upon a time, in a city that hides countless mysteries and hidden surprises, a selection of intrepid Londoners were invited to take part in a quest through the streets of South Kensington. An evil witch sought out the sharp-minded, the competitive...

Hidden City – The Enchanted Mirror
  1. Thu Dec 4 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. V&A
  3. £40 per team of up to four
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Horst: Photographer of Style

Things to do, Photography

A retrospective exhibtion of Horst P Horst's prolific 60-year career. The German-American photographer did shoots for couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in the ’30s, as well as experimenting with early colour techniques. His most renowned...

Horst: Photographer of Style
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. V&A
  3. £9, £6-£8 concs, £14-£22 family ticket
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Julia Margaret Cameron

Things to do, Photography

This exhibition presents 100 photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, an important figure in nineteenth-century experimental photography. Sir Henry Cole, the V&A's founding director presented the first exhibition of her work, and this new show documents...

Julia Margaret Cameron
  1. Sat Nov 28 2015 – Sun Feb 14 2016
  2. V&A
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Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design, 1913 - 1933

Things to do

  • Free

Revolutions and World War I twisted 1913-1933 into a changeable twenty years for Russian culture. Artistic, literary and musical traditions were considerably shaken, and new types of theatrical productions demanded a wave of innovative work in unusual...

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design, 1913 - 1933
  1. Fri Nov 28 – Sun Jan 25 2015
  2. V&A
  3. Free
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Victoria A

Love the fashion display in the V&A . Have to visit that section every time I went there. Usually spend several hours in the museum.

Curated London

Review for Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography


Visitors to the V&A’s Glamour of Italian Fashion get a bonus prize - this lovely exhibition of fashion photography in the room next door. All the names you’d expect are featured, from Cecil Beaton’s early work for Vogue to modern artists like Wolfgang Tillmans and Miles Aldridge. Through a beautiful collection of photographs, visitors can see the transition of fashion photography from advertising material through to art form in its own right. 


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Kate

A superb museum. I especially like the pearl exhibition. But the free fashion room through the ages was also something not to be missed. A great all-rounder of a museum.

Olivia

I love the V&A - it is without doubt my favourite museum in London - the exhibitions are great and whilst it does lean towards fashion and jewellery it doesn't stop there and it most certainly doesn't limit male interest - my boyfriend is also a great fan. The Bowie exhibition of 2013 will go down as my all time favourite exhibition and I went to it several times. There is always something of interest on at the V&A and I recommend it to all.

Parul Bhargava

This is a the Royal museum . This is free of cost ,even the cloak room is free of cost , allowing you to see the museum without worries. The museum captures good history of the Britain and the common wealth . It has some extra ordinary collection of jewellery exhibit ranging from 400 BC till today . It also had an exhibit around Fashion which was amazing . I also went to the Rink at Natural History Museum which is just next to it and open till Jan 5th . Awesome experience overall.

caroline

Friday Lates are brilliant with a varied program of events often including music and performance. Combine with dinner in the restaurant for a great evening out.

Charlotte White

Without a doubt the best museum in London!! I absolutely love the range of exhibitions and the opportunities they give students as well as members of the public to get involved. Their workshops are invaluable to students and provide an insight into the work which goes into each exhibition display. I found the staff friendly and useful but most importantly they had something to interest anyone who attends. There is plenty to do for children and adults alike. A fantastic day out and very easy to get to!

Kelsey J

By far my favourite museum in London - likely because design is such an all-encompassing term you can find exhibits on fashion, theatre, ironwork, jewellery, stone, books, and everything in between. It also has beautiful tea rooms and a lovely garden which make great lunch or break places. Fantastic atmosphere and so much to see - plan ahead if there is anything in particular you wish to see.

miha

Great exhibitions on a very nice location. Nice to see is rom which presents fashion.

Lee Preston

This is a must see location for all ages. Experience the visual delights and absorb the atmosphere that this place creates. Do it.......Do it NOW! (or at least wait till they open) ;-)

Emma

I love, love, love the V&A!! It houses an eclectic collection of interesting and beautiful objects from around the world. Faves are the Jewel room and the ballroom cafe. Also great stuff for kids to do.

Chiara

I stopped in front of V&A casually while i was walking down Cromwell Road, there was a fashion exhibition. Now i'm a fan!

PS

Great temporary and permanent exhibitions, especially those about fashion. Great late night events too.

Alan

Make this a must for young and old Spend all day or just a few hours hands on interactive modern presentation Food and easy access speak to the staff get an insiders quide Check out htere special events on there website This and then an afternoon touring the city stop and shop perfect

Geraldine

Beautiful displays, my favourite area was the jewlery display and also the garden outside was a lovely suprise and it was a nice area to have an impromptu lunch in the sun. There was a cafe that was selling delicious looking food and you could sit in beautiful rooms, but outside was also great, lots of families with young children having fun in the pond. A very nice place to visit alone or with children.

vic

I love this place, I always try and get down to see the special exhibitions. The timed entrances to these stagger the visitors attending so you get to see the items without being jostled about. I last saw the History of Couture here, I love the fashion displays, they are displayed as beautiful works of art. A beautiful venue, and a cup of tea and a cake in the courtyard is a most welcome treat too!