Welcome to the V&A – the family of art, design and performance museums
Plan your visit to the V&A family of museums. Our venues in South Kensington, Bethnal Green, Dundee and Stoke-on-Trent are open and free to visit now.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Our mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.
Paintings. Fashion in Motion. Digital Art & Design. Frames. Gender & sexuality. The Glastonbury Festival Archive. Photography. Underwear. Explore the Collections - Search more than 1.2 million objects.
Welcome to V&A South Kensington, a world of creativity in the heart of London. From unmissable exhibitions to extraordinary collections, there is something for everyone at the global destination for art, design and performance. South Kensington, London. Plan your visit.
Sep 13, 2023 · Victoria and Albert Museum, byname V&A, British museum that houses what is generally regarded as the world’s greatest collection of the decorative arts. It is located in South Kensington, London, near the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. The foundation of the museum dates from 1852, when the British government established the ...