Travelling by train to the Victoria and Albert Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Victoria and Albert Museum is London Victoria, which is served by Southern and Southeastern services from Epsom, Dartford and Brighton. It's 35 minutes from the Victoria and Albert Museum on foot. Exit the station on to Grovesnor Place, when you get to Hyde Park Corner, turn left on to Knightsbridge, which becomes Brompton Road. Continue on to Thurloe Place; the V&A is opposite Thurloe Square Gardens.
The nearest Underground station to the V&A is South Kensington station, which is on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is just over five minutes' walk from the museum. Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge are also within walking distance.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is full of wonders for the whole family to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with interesting and interactive exhibitions, suitable for all ages. Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum's website for information on opening hours.
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|Sunday||06:00 - 01:00|
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Via Network Rail Reception
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Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
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Access to the underground - via steps
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Available on request
Taxi rank outside main station entrance
Also known as the V&A, The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of a famous group of museums in South Kensington, including the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Founded in 1852, the V&A has been in its current location since 1909 and sprawls across 13 acres and 145 galleries, featuring 5,000 years worth of art and design. The exhibits are divided into four main sections: Asia; Furniture, Textiles and Fashion; Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass; and Word and Image. Due to the museum's size, many visitors come back more than once - if it's your first time, we suggest focusing on one area of interest rather than trying to see everything. Whatever you choose to focus on, you're guaranteed at least one knock-out display.
For instance, Ceramics and Glass has a collection of over 80,000 objects, including stained glass from the 12th century; and in the Jewellery Gallery you'll find diamonds worn by Marie Antoinette and Catherine the Great. You'll also find a Persian gold enamelled dagger and a 10th Egyptian keepsake box carved from a block of crystal. With regular themed late openings and an eye-poppingly ornate cafe too, the V&A is simply one of London's best cultural days out.