Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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Author: Roisin Inglesby (Assistant Curator of Designs)
When the latest addition to the British Royal family was named last year, most reliable sources on royal affairs associated Prince George's name with two illustrious predecessors: his great, great-grandfather, George V, who founded the House of Windsor; and Colin Firth, who played George VI in 'The King's Speech'. There is, however, another important George in the zeitgeist at the...
Author: Roisin Inglesby (Assistant Curator of Designs)
It's been a good start to 2014 for William Kent. Not only did the New York Times publish a very favourable review of the exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center, the author also mentioned our 'Signor' and his architectural achievements in the same breath as everyone's other favourite country house: Downton Abbey. On the face of it, the two really have little in common: one is set...