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Victoria & Albert Museum

Dating back to 1768 and George III the Victoria & Albert Museum showcases an array of visual arts from around the world through exhibitions, education and debate.

There are also various tours and talks available for you to attend throughout the year, so whether you are interested in the fine arts or the impressionist paintings from the 19th century the Victoria & Albert Museum will certainly have something of interest to you and your family.

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Exhibitions and Events to see

For those who are planning to visit the V & A Museum there are many things to see. Here is a list of some of the key exhibitions and events not to miss:

  • A Taste for Impressionism-Getting 4/5 stars from Richard Dorment at the Guardian the ‘Royal Academy from Paris: A Taste for Impressionism showcases works of French 19th century impressions art which are usually on display at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in the US.    The exhibition is open to the public between the 7th of July and the 23rd of September 2012.
  • Bronze- Enjoy a new exhibition this autumn. The Victoria & Albert Museum is bringing together 150 different pieces of artwork from around the world made from bronze. The bronze collection will showcase pieces that were produced over the past 5,000 years and will split into three separate sections - Africa, Asia and Europe. The exhibition is open to the public between the 15th of September and the 9th of December 2012.
  • The King’s Artists: George III’s Academy- Located in the Tennant gallery this exhibition looks at how the King was influential in bringing the Academy into fruition and through continued support helped to bring future success. The exhibition is open to the public between the 25th of May and the 1st of October 2012.
  • The Weird, the Wacky and the Wonderful- A colourful exhibition showcasing examples of 'quirkitecture', a form of architecture that aims to challenge peoples traditional view of the subject by stimulating the imagination of the mind. This exhibition is aimed to intrigue the viewer by speaking directly to their emotions and personal experiences. The exhibition is open to the public between the 22nd of June and the 16th of September 2012.

Open hours

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00)

Closing commences 10 minutes before time stated
Closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December

How to get to the Victoria & Albert Museum

By Tube:The V&A is a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line).

By Bus:Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance.

By Bike:Cycle parking is available at Cromwell Gardens immediately to the right of the Grand Entrance.

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If you’re looking for a hotel near the Victoria & Albert Museum, look no further than the Crowne Plaza London Kensington, which is ideally located a short distance (5 – 10 minute walk) along Cromwell Road.

Apart from offering an unparalleled location in the centre of the capital the Crowne Plaza London Kensington also provides all the facilities and amenities to meet your needs.

Our hotel has also experienced a £9 million refurbishment, including the creation of a 1 acre landscaped garden to provide guests with a convenient escape the hustle and bustle of central London.

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