The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of the world’s largest museums of decorative arts and design. Founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A is located near the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall in London,

The Masterpieces of the Victoria and Albert Museum include:

Further information about the Victoria and Albert Museum is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • City:                       London
  • Country:               United Kingdom
  • Established:        1852
  • Type:                    Decorative arts and design
  • Collection Size:   2,278,183 items in 145 galleries
  • Locations:           Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom


“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.” Queen Victoria



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