Please note: We recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s leading museums of art and design. The Museum contains the world’s largest collection of decorative arts which spans more than five thousand years of human creativity from many of the world's richest cultures.

Its collection includes over 2.3 million objects from paintings, sculptures, artifacts, ceramics, furniture, fashion, and textiles, to theatre and performance, photography, glass, jewellery, and metalwork.

The V&A was also the first museum in the world to provide a public restaurant. The café is still located in the V&A's original refreshment rooms - the spectacular Morris, Gamble and Poynter Rooms. 

Your London Explorer pass gives you free entry into one of the museum's exhibitions. 

The museum also hosts world-class temporary exhibitions and has a varied events programme. See what is currently on below.

V&A exhibitions

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things (21 September 2019 to 8 March 2020) Normal ticket price £15.00

Experience the extraordinary creative process of one of the world's most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections.

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World (23 November 2019 to 19 April 2020) Normal ticket price £18.00

This fantastic display looks at the way the car has shaped the world as we know it today. At just 130 years old, the motor car is still a relatively young innovation, but advancements in its design and technology around the world have been revolutionary during this short time. 

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk (29 February - 21 June 2020) Normal ticket price £16-18

A dynamic and constantly evolving icon of Japanese fashion, this exhibition charts the aesthetic and social significance of the kimono from the 1600s to today.

How to get there

- South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle Lines)

- Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)

Using your London Explorer Pass

Show your London Explorer Pass at the ticket booth to enjoy free entry into one of the museum's exhibitions.

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for entry to the V&A, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices.

Monday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)
Thursday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)
Friday 10.00 - 22.00 (Café until 21.30)
Saturday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)
Sunday 10.00 - 17.45 (Café until 17.15)


Closed 24, 25 & 26 December. See the V&A's website for more details of operating hours.

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Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL


020 7942 2000