During my stay in London, I couldn’t resist but visit the Victoria and Albert museum. I had heard so much about the place and so I decided to spend my last full day in London to explore V&A museum. Well, I must say, I didn’t regret giving my full day to this place. In fact, If I had sometime I would have come back again because there was so much to visit and experience and one day wasn’t just enough. I heard people would come back time and again during their stay in London to visit this splendid place.

In a day, you can only visit a gallery or two, at most. What caught my attention was the superb selection of silver and gold jewelry. The Korean, Chinese and the Japanese exhibits were one of my favorites. Long story short: It’s a great place for someone who has a connoisseur for rich museums.

Before I tell you when and how can you visit the museum, check out what I loved about this V&A.

Good food—not cheap though!

I was highly impressed by the food that was fresh and good. If you are going to this museum, do check out their cakes as they are one of the most amazing ones I have ever had in my life. The café is one place to be at if you want exhilaration and relaxation.

Artistic Venue

You can’t but just mesmerise yourself with the beautiful décor of the museum by William Morris. The building has a fantastic collection of artefacts and sculptures. The place is designed just for the art enthusiasts. The jewelry room has a collection of both primitive and contemporary items. The lighting and the layout is perfect. The best part: you can take photos which is a bonus.

What will you find at the museum?

The Victoria and Albert museum primarily has a collection of water colours and oil paintings, but you will also see a lot of emphasis being placed on the architectural and sculpture examples. The museum has one of the best collection of armours, weapons, carpets, bronzes, etc.

There are a few ongoing and some upcoming exhibitions to be held at the museum. A unique exhibition “Undressed” will start from 16 April, 2016 to 12 March 2017, so do do check it out, if you want to know about the history of underwear.

Free entry

Unless you are travelling with some travel agency, who will charge you some inclusion fee, the entry to the museum is free. However, you can donate if you want. Exhibitions are free for the Victoria and Albert members, but will carry a separate charge for the non-members.

Visiting hours

You can visit this place daily from 10:00-17:45, except for Friday, when the museum is open between 10:00-22:00


Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.

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Opening hours:

10.00 – 17.45

10.00 – 22.00