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


Birmingham 2009/10 For eight months I lived on a street just off spaghetti junction on the M6. At the bottom of the interchange was a row of semi-detached houses, which I passed most days. One house in particular stood out. Its front garden was crammed with palms and other tropical looking plants, seemingly defiant or oblivious to their location. The thick vegetation narrowed the path so as...