The V&A shop is relocating to a temporary location close to the main entrance, while the main shop closes for a redesign on March 4 and reopens in early May.
Curated with as much thought and flair as any exhibition, with a mix of merchandise that reflects or – in the case of the commissioned items – responds to the V&A’s collections and temporary shows (they open a separate, themed mini shop for each of their big exhibitions and there’s an excellent bookshop too). Boldly putting the shop right at the heart of the museum has made it a destination in its own right and it’s a strategy that has paid off – visitors nip in to buy a birthday present, then find it impossible to leave without dipping into the galleries. Great for birthday and Christmas cards, arty scarves, contemporary jewellery and quirky decorative items
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|Venue name:||V&A Shop|
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-5.45pm Mon-Thu; 10am-10pm Fri; 10am-5.45pm Sat-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington|
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