What to see near the V&A Museum
Two famous museums, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum share South Kensington with the V&A Museum, should you be on the lookout for similar activities. Close by you will find Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park which provide the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. Here you will find The Albert Memorial and Kensington Palace where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside as well as Kensington Roof Gardens. This hidden oasis boasts an award-winning restaurant and epic views of the city. South Kensington also offers a vibrant shopping scene with an abundance of local eateries.
The V&A Museum is home to millions of artefacts that are a result of 5000 years of human creativity. It features an eclectic range of collections spanning over 145 galleries created by some of the world’s most talented designers, sculptors and craftsmen. The museum entertains visitors daily with interesting talks, tours and audio guides.
The museum contains collections of; furniture, architecture, textiles, fashion, photography, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, and much more. Visitors can enjoy tea in the oldest museum café in the world as well as take part in various workshops, courses and events. Children and adults can explore the V&A Museum via family- friendly trails or borrow a backpack filled with hands on activities that kids will love.
Daily from 10am until 5.45pm
The museum is open every Friday until 10pm.
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