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

Archive

“aberrant are always keen to impress a visiting supermodel…” The Model Workshop Preparations are well underway for our ‘Design for Life’ workshop next week, during which our school-age participants will be asked to supercharge a typical residential suburb to cater for the needs of a growing population of home-workers. The big news is that the...
“In the pitch black, we tiptoed through the galleries, bearing torches like art thieves…” The Weekender: A less than grand national The open studio weekender kicked off on Saturday with a group of visitors crowded behind one of our large MacBook screens. With varying degrees of interest, each of us cheered on the aberrant-backed horse, an outside tip to win the Grand National...
“Aside from the waterfalls, avatars and labyrinths, their space has its similarities to our studio…” Hands up who wants to be an architect when they grow up… Committee meetings are, as one American comedian put it, conferences made up of a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. So with that in...
“In other words, Shoreditch House without the booze or the rooftop swimming pool…” Coffee Palaces Our research into 19th century public houses continued this week with a visit to the British Architectural Library at RIBA HQ, where we read a few books, of all things, one of which was called ‘Victorian Pubs’ by the architectural writer and historian Mark...