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The V&A Museum was evacuated after a bomb scare this afternoon

Isabelle Aron

The V&A was evacuated by police this afternoon, following a security alert at the museum. Police arrived on the scene at around 3pm, and visitors at the museum were escorted outside. The Natural History Museum's outdoor ice rink and the tunnels that lead from South Kensington tube station to the museums were also temporarily closed.

But just after 4.30pm, the Met Police confirmed that the incident had been 'stood down'. A spokesperson for the Met Police said: 'The museum was evacuated as a precaution and temporary local road closures were put in place.'

The V&A has confirmed that it has now re-opened:

Those evacuated tweeted that they were kept entertained by a group of ballerinas:


A video posted by Tammy White (@mammablanc) on


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