London 123 – Victoria and Albert Museum

One of my favourite museums in London is the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with a huge permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Located in South Kensington, it was just across the Natural History Museum so we just walked over after seeing the dinosaurs. Like almost all the London museum, it was free to enter.
This museum is so huge I wished I had more time to explore their collections rather than just a quick browse in 2 hours. The cast courts in the sculpture wing was quite amazing to view, even though the collections only are reproductions of some of the most famous sculptures in the world and not the originals. I liked the Sculpture, Ceramic and Glass collections, as well as their jewelry and fashion collections. Most of the art pieces are very interesting as you could appreciate how the world has evolved from the old days into this modern time. I’d definitely return to take a good look of the exhibits again hopefully soon. 

The statues

The library

Paint classes

Paint Glasses

The painting collection

The tapestry

The jewelry collection

The cast courts

The cast courts

The cast courts

The good old dress

Official Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Address: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: Daily: 10.00 – 17.45; Friday: 10.00 – 22.00
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