London

United Kingdom



Address:
Cromwell Road

SW7 2RL
Phone: 020 7942 2000
Website: www.vam.ac.uk

Victoria And Albert Museum

The V&A is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in its scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.


Permanent Collection

For 150 years, the V&A’s unsurpassable collections have intrigued, inspired and informed. For full information on the permanent collections visit www.vam.ac.uk


Exhibitions

For full details on all current, future and past exhibitions, visit the V&A website at www.vam.ac.uk

Kylie - The Exhibition
8 February 2007 - 10 June 2007
Exhibition sponsored by Evian

Focusing on the evolving image of Kylie Minogue, this exhibition features performance costumes, accessories, album covers and photographs, set against a backdrop of music and video.


Forthcoming exhibitions

Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design
29 March 2007 – 22 July 2007
Supported by the Friends of the V&A

While many exhibitions have explored Surrealism as a movement in literature and the fine arts, Surreal Things will be the first to examine its impact on architecture, design and the decorative arts. It will present a new approach to the subject, focusing on the creation of surrealist objects, whether unique works of art or examples of modern design.

The Art of Lee Miller
15 September 2007 - 6 January 2008

Lee Miller is one of the most renowned female icons of the 20th century - a unique individual admired as much for her free-spirit, creativity and intelligence as for her classical beauty.
This exhibition will cover her extraordinary career as a photographer and is the first complete retrospective of her life and work, exploring her transformation from artist's muse to ground-breaking artist.

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947- 1957
22 September 2007 – 6 January 2008

This glamorous exhibition will focus on Parisian and British couture between 1947-1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as the ‘Golden Age’ of fashion.
The exhibition will display stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Norman Hartnell, Balmain and Givenchy, as well as Dior.


Cost

Admission to the V&A is free.
Some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.


Opening hours

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00)
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December.


Getting there

By Foot
Ten minutes walk from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park

Public Transport
Five minutes from South Kensington Tube Station. South Kensington is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line, five minutes from Victoria, 10 minutes from the West End.
Buses: C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stops outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London.


Facilities

Accessibility
The Museum has a wide range of services for disabled visitors including full access to all the galleries. For further details visit www.vam.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, seven days a week or textphone +44 (0)20 7942 2002.

Shopping
Visit our shops for a huge range of books, stationery, gifts and jewellery. A wide range of gifts and books are available for purchase through the online shop at www.vandashop.com

Places to Eat
The V&A Café , open 10.00-17.15, and 10.00-21.30 on Fridays, offers hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pastries and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, wine and beer. The Garden Café is also open during the summer for drinks and snacks 10.00-17.15 and is open 10.00-21.30 on Fridays. Main meals are half-price for children under 10.

Cloakrooms
There are supervised cloakrooms just inside the Grand Entrance and Exhibition Road entrance.


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Groups

Group Visits
The V&A has a wide range of services for all types of group to ensure that your needs are met and your visit is as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. For further information go to Group Visits.


Families

The V&A has extensive facilities for families. Visit www.vam.ac.uk and follow the Families link from Activities & Events.


Children

Baby change
Nearly all toilets have baby change facilities - look for the baby change symbol on the Museum map.

Pushchairs
The V&A is spread over seven levels and a number of interconnecting buildings. The Museum map shows which routes are non-accessible for pushchairs due to steps, but please ask a member of staff if you need help at any time.


Membership

There has never been a better time to join the V&A. Join now online or call +44 (0)20 7942 2271. Members enjoy a range of benefits and also support the purchase of acquisitions, the creation of exhibitions and special projects, and the development of research and ideas through scholarships.
You could enjoy:
• Unlimited free priority entry to all V&A exhibitions
• Members' previews of new galleries and major V&A exhibitions
• The ground-breaking V&A Magazine
• Use of an elegant Members' Room
• A varied programme of exciting events


Sponsorship

The V&A’s diverse range of exhibitions and events offers flexible and unique partnership opportunities for your company. We will work with you to create a tailored and lively package of benefits that will meet all your business and marketing objectives. Find out more about sponsorship opportunties at the V&A by contacting Rebecca Smith on +44 (0)20 7942 2151.


Venue hire

Corporate Events
The V&A is available for daytime and evening corporate events. A variety of options for entertaining are available, including evening receptions and dinners with a private view of current exhibitions. Services include catering, lighting, flowers and entertainment. For further details contact the Corporate Events office on +44 (0)20 7942 2646 / 2647.