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


Of course, the V&A is by no means the first museum to bring an exhibition audience face-to-face with full-scale architectural commissions. In fact, the Museum of Modern Art in New York has a rather rich history in the presentation of architectural projects. In 1940, one year before America's entry into the Second World War, Richard Buckminster Fuller (he of geodesic dome fame) was invited...
I've been thinking a lot about the narrative structure of the exhibition. I don't want the show to simply be a series of disparate installations. I'm keen for the built commissions to be at once poetic and pragmatic - for visitors to experience each of the buildings as design responses to specific strands of everyday life. During discussions with colleagues, we chewed over the issue...