Victoria and Albert Museum V&A Kensington London UK

Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington (image © Thinkstock/Getty)

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s outstanding collection of fine and applied arts spans 3,000 years and includes fashion, paintings, photographs and ceramics from around the world. Sat-Thur 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. 

To 1 Sep: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Dramatic haute couture, original sketches and vintage perfume bottles demonstrate the label’s influence, while this exhibition also explores the designer's love for England; sold out, but limited same-day tickets available daily 10am.

To 20 Oct: Food: Bigger than the Plate. Positive, creative solutions to the problems that our current food system has created.

To 16 Feb 2020: Mary Quant. With her Chelsea shop, Bazaar, Quant supercharged UK youth culture from the 1950s onwards with her progressive fashion creations, which included the miniskirt.

Cromwell Rd
United Kingdom

Map of Victoria and Albert Museum