Victoria and Albert Museum
020 7942 2000
About the V&A
Victoria and Albert Museum: The world’s greatest museum of art and design. The V&As collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.
The collections of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
The museum possesses the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, the holdings of Italian Renaissance items are the largest outside Italy. The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork.
Family Art Fun! Trails
Pick up a free family trail from the Sackler Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.
Trails are suitable for children aged 7–12.
Don’t forget to collect a pencil when you pick up your Trail.
Pick up a Glorious Gardens trail to be led around the museum by our very own ceramic gardener and design your own garden.
Silver – Find objects made of Silver and discover what the symbols stamped on them mean
Tudor – Find out about Henry VIII and see the objects you might have found in his palaces*
Picnic Party – Come and plan the perfect picnic as you journey through South Asia, the Middle East and East Asia
Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 17:45
Fri: 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 17:45