Bookings & tickets

Exhibition tickets

Advance telephone and online booking

To book online visit individual exhibitions for details.

Advance telephone booking is available on +44 (0) 800 912 6961

We recommend advance booking for exhibitions to guarantee entry. A booking fee is payable on all pre-booked tickets. Advance online and telephone tickets must be booked at least 24 hours prior to visit.

In person at the V&A - in advance or on day of visit

Tickets are available from the Ticket Desk at the Grand Entrance. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 5:00pm.

Concessions are available for senior citizens*, full-time students** and ES40 holders and disabled visitors.

Tickets are free for V&A Members and Patrons, under 12s, up to two carers accompanying a disabled visitor, and ICOM / Museums Association card holders. Art Fund and D&AD members get half price entry including concessions but excluding family tickets.

Group bookings

Groups (10+) please call the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays) to book. The Bookings Office will be closed 24-28 December.

Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibitions, see What's On or call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Educational groups (10+ visitors)

Students and teachers enjoy a special discount to all charged V&A exhibitions. Admission is £2 per student for most exhibitions (£3 for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition) from all UK & European State Funded school, college and university groups booking at least 10 days in advance. 1 teacher for every 15 students can go in for free. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Community Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission to all charged V&A exhibitions is free to community groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Visiting the Museum on a Friday Late (last Friday of the month)

The Museum can get exceptionally busy during Friday Late. To ensure the best possible experience for all our visitors, please note that the following entry arrangements apply:

If you are a V&A Member, corporate member or ticket holder for either an exhibition or event, please use the Exhibition Road entrance.

All other visitors should use the Cromwell Road entrance. On occasion, if the Museum reaches capacity, it may be necessary to allow access on a one-in-one-out basis.

Tickets are available from the Exhibition Ticket Desks. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 20.30.

Tickets for activities and events

Advance telephone and online booking

Activities and events can be booked in advance by telephoning the Booking office on +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays). The Bookings Office will be closed 24-28 December.

You can also book online 24 hours a day through What's On, although a handling charge per transaction applies.

Advance booking by post

Send cheques (made payable to Victoria and Albert Museum), or credit/debit card details (card number, expiry date, and issue number if appropriate), with a covering letter, to:

Bookings Office
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

In person at the V&A - in advance or on day of the event

Tickets are available from the Information Desk in the Grand Entrance. Tickets are subject to availability and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 5:00pm.

Concessions are available for senior citizens*, full-time students**, ES40 holders and disabled visitors.

*The senior concession is available to over 60s.

**The student concession applies to full- or part-time UK students taking state funded or private courses accredited by nationally approved agencies. A current institutional student card or NUS card is acceptable as proof of status. Overseas students with an EC student card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) also qualify for the student rate.

International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - Introducing Art Techniques: Medieval to 20th Century Part 4: Oil Techniques

Fri 08 May 2015 11:00–15:30

STUDY DAY: Discover why and when oil paint was introduced as a medium, how it was mixed in early experiments, and then developed into a palate of colours and hues.

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