Victoria And Albert Museum
- Cromwell Road at Exhibition Road (map of this place)
- SW7 2RL
- 10am to 5.45pm Daily; 10am to 10pm Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month.
The V & A in South Kensington is primarily a museum of design, though the collections are eclectic. The museum was originally conceived as a repository of exhibits from the Great Exhibition of 1851, which accounts for some of the eclecticism. The museum's holdings include categories of useful and beautiful objects such as clothing, jewelry, metalwork, clocks, and musical instruments. The clothing collection is one of the treasures of London, featuring costume from the 17th century forward to this year's designer gowns.
- Admission: Currently free except for special exhibitions.
- Tube: South Kensington