The Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington)
A national collection of museums dedicated to art and design
Spanning an impressive 5,000 years of human history, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of the world’s most impressive collections of creativity in almost any medium you can think of.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the Victoria and Albert Museum.
What’s it all about?
From opera, costumes, shoes and underwear to wallpaper, furniture and architecture, the Victoria and Albert Museum have a fascinating record of the changing ways we live, consume entertainment and how we furnish our homes. With the likes of letters, architectural drawings, items of clothing and even sunglasses, the V&A allows us to view the changing nature of human society.
What can I expect to see?
When you visit the V&A museum in South Kensington, you’ll be blown away by the extensive and painstakingly gathered information in each of the exhibits. For those of you interested in the history of architecture, you can view the original architectural model for the Albert Hall or the entire front of Sir John Pindar’s house dating from the 15th Century.
If architecture isn’t your bag then don’t fret, there’s plenty more to see. Take a look at the different types of shoes, with the collection including shoes dating back through the centuries. How about the history of gender and sexuality? There’s a fascinating collection demonstrating the endless spectrum artists have used for hundreds of years to explore the boundaries of what it means to be human.
The V&A museum is also now the guardian of the Glastonbury Festival Archive, a unique collection of photos, posters and banners spanning the entire 50-year history of this cultural phenomenon.
Where is the V&A museum located?
London, SW7 2RL
We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.
How do I get there from the Berrys drop off point?
Getting to the V&A museum couldn’t be simpler! Our designated drop off point is only a short walk from Hammersmith tube station. Simply head to the tube station and get on the southbound Picadilly Line for approximately 16 minutes.
Exit when you reach South Kensington Tube Station. When you exit the tube station, turn right and follow Thurloe Place road until you see Exhibition Road on your left. Turn down Exhibition Road, cross Cromwell Road to the other side and the impressive V&A museum building will be on your right.