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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

  • Address:

    V&A Cromwell Rd
    SW7 2RL

  • Venue phone:

    020 7942 2000

  • Venue website:


  • 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
        SW7 2RL
      • 020 7942 2000
      • www.vam.ac.uk
      • 51.49682,-0.172507

What's on at V&A



Wedding Dress 1775-2014

Things to do

The V&A dig out some of their most glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses to document the history of the gown over the past two centuries. Find out when white became go-to shade for wedding dresses, as made popular by Queen Victoria in the nineteenth...

Wedding Dress 1775-2014
  1. Until Sun Mar 15
  2. V&A
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Wedding dresses 1775-2014

Fashion, Things to do

  • Critics' choice

Take a look at two centuries of meringue design, at the V&A's crowd-pleasing Spring exhibition of wedding dresses. You can expect plenty of royal gowns - including the Duchess of Cornwall's ladylike frock coat, worn at her 2005 wedding to HRH The Prince...

Wedding dresses 1775-2014
  1. Until Sun Mar 15
  2. V&A
  3. £12.
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What is Luxury?

Things to do, Design

Curated by the V&A and Crafts Council, this exhibition dissects the idea of luxury, addressing how it is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity. Are things deemed luxurious because they're made with incredible skill and innovation,...

What is Luxury?
  1. Sat Apr 25 – Sun Sep 27
  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. 

For more art in plain English, check out http://www.curatedlondon.co.uk


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.


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.


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.


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) ;-)


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.


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!


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


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


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.


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!