A right Royal Bore-Not for me

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Pumpkin88 on July 7, 2011

Whilst visiting the museums in London I found myself in the Victoria and Albert museum and have to say that I was quite disappointed, however whilst I say that I must also add that I am not really very knowledgeable about the royal family so may have missed the point of this museum slightly. I’m sure that the way it was full of people means that lots of people do enjoy this museum.

The museum is located a 5 minute walk away from the South Kensington Underground tube station and is quite easy to find as there are a few other museums close by. The building is beautifully crafted and really does look spectacular from the outside. Inside the museum also has some charm, I really like the way that when you walk in to the museum you can see some of the exhibits.

The museum is free to enter and is open every day between 10 am until 5.45 pm (10pm on a Friday). The museum is split into ten main galleries; 20th century, textiles, theatre and performance, William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery, Painting, glass, furniture, ceramics, Asia, Baroque and Rococo and Architecture. The two galleries that I like were the furniture gallery and the Asia gallery. The furniture gallery had some lovely pieces of exquisite furniture and beautiful well-kept clothing. I thought that the fine detail on some of the clothes was amazing! It was all lit really well so that you could see the finer details on the material. The Asia galleries were also quite interesting; the best part was the japan part where there was an assortment of Japanese weaponry and armour.

My favourite part of the museum was the gift shop! I just adored some of the fabrics that some of the bags were made of although they were very expensive so I was unable to buy one. I would say that this gift shop is one of the most expensive ones that I have been to so I suggest that visitor’s take a fair amount of money and prepare to pay a high price.

I don’t think I would visit this museum again but purely on personal preference, others may love this museum.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London, England, SW7 2RL
+44 (20) 7942 2000


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