The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London, is home to over 4.5 million pieces of artwork from around the world. Visitors to this museum are able to browse through many galleries that are filled with artefacts that include textiles, ceramics, furniture, and sculptures. The Victoria and Albert Museum was established in 1852 and gets its name from the former English monarchs Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
–There is no charge for tourists to enter the Victoria and Albert Museum. Once inside, visitors can enjoy decorative art from areas such as Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
–The museum hosts exhibitions that can be booked online. Some of the current free exhibitions feature Contemporary Drawings and Medieval and Renaissance Highlights. The Victoria and Albert Museum also has exhibitions that vary in price between £4 and £11.
–The museum runs free tours throughout the day that last for one hour each. Tourists can sign up for either the Introductory Tour or the British Galleries Tour in order to learn more about the history of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
–There are two cafes on the museum’s grounds: the Garden Café, which is open during the summertime, and the V & A Café, which is open year-round. The V & A Café is family-friendly with food selections that include sandwiches, salads, and pastries.
–The Victoria and Albert Museum is accessible by the South Kensington tube station and by buses 14,74, 414, and C1. The museum is very close to Hyde Park and can easily accommodate bicyclers with cycle racks.