Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Lizzy Bullock

Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
As a blanket of snow falls across the UK, it seems like a good time to highlight some objects in the Museum’s collections with wintry stories to tell.The Frost Fair MugThe winter of 1683-4 was so cold that the River Thames froze over. The ice was so thick that Londoners were able to head onto the river and engage in such incongruous activities as fox-hunting, bear-baiting and football. They...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
150 years ago today, the very first journey on the London Underground took place. On 9th January 1863, a steam train travelled between Paddington and Farringdon and marked the opening of the world’s first underground railway.The V&A is proud to hold in its collections the original sketch diagram of Henry Beck’s iconic London Underground map, which this year celebrates its 80th...