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V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
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Ranked #5 of 1,891 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We have seen numerous over-the-top exhibitions at the V&A, most recently Opera: Passion, Power and Politics and Ocean Liners:Speed & Style, many on fashion/clothing: Shoes, Wedding Dresses, Underwear, to name a few, and also You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970. The V&A goes all out, creating a multi-layered experience and blending wall displays, text descriptions, artifacts, video, and music in unique ways, truly amazing presentations. In Ocean Liners, for example, the one initially retrieved piece of the Titanic was shown floating in a huge "pool" of water (some kind of reflective substance) instead of just being tacked on a wall or pedestal. The Opera exhibition showcased 5 operas from different cities that wove composer, history, politics, and music into a compelling story. My husband still talks about the experience of the Revolution exhibition--he was in there for hours. Added bonus: a super gift shop!

2  Thank EHfromCalifornia
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Well worth a viewing. A lot of work has gone into this exhibition and it's paid off. A trip back down memory lane. Somewhat niggled that there was a charge when most of the V&A is free. Scope for a lot more it brought up-to-date.

Thank MrsBoxerDog
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We visited during a snowy day in February and the snow certainly hadn't put people off visiting. Sadly we arrived later than hoped due to reduced public transport into London and cut our day short due to transport concerns getting home. I had never visited this museum before and will definitely be go back as we didn't get to see all of the museum. The main museum is free admission, but there are charges for the temporary exhibitions.

My daughter was doing research for her A Level Art course work and particularly wanted to see the William Morris exhibits which form part of the permanent exhibition, she was not disappointed and gathered more info than she thought she would find.

The staff we asked for help finding the right galleries we really helpful.

The museum shops had lots of good gifts and books related to the items on display and I didn't think it was over priced.

We stopped off for drink and snack before heading home and the restaurant had a good selection of hot and cold drinks and cakes, but sadly no cakes suitable for vegans.

1  Thank Cath R
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely museum with loads to see for free also located close to the natural history museum.

The different exhibits that have passed through over the years have always been worth the entry fee. One that springs to mind is the Hollywood costumes exhibit a few years back which included the costume worn by Judy Garland in the mgm wizard of oz.

Thank James H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

It's huge and enormous building hiding the secrets of art and usable decoration items. Normally groups choosing the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum located close to V&A however in my opinion this gallery is a need in London city Break. What is more, usually you do not have to quee to the entrance so you can just walk in and fell free to enjoy a fantastic place.

1  Thank londynguide
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