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


Last week I had the chance to see more of the work that happens behind the scenes at the museum, including the technical workshops and conservation department. I had never thought much before about the hidden structures that exist between the building and the objects. In the workshops, mounts were being made for pieces of jewellery which looked like intricate shadows of the objects themselves...
Being based on the sixth floor has the advantage of having to walk through the whole museum as I come and go from the studio. I have already developed favourite routes and an ever growing list of favourite objects I pass each day. It feels quite magical to be given a key to this vast building and the possibility to spend time exploring the collections in depth. A highlight of the first few...