We aim to open all galleries at all times. Occasionally, galleries need to be closed at short notice due to conservation, maintenance works or events. If you are coming to the Museum to see something in a specific gallery, you are advised to call the following number in advance to check before you travel:
+44 (0)20 7942 2211, 09.00-17.30, Monday to Friday.
FuturePlan is a major redevelopment programme designed to transform the V&A and make the museum and its collections even more accessible to everyone. As a consequence, some galleries are closed for refurbishment.
The Nehru Gallery of Indian Art, Room 41
- Room 41 is temporarily closed for redecoration.
Cast Courts, Room 46b
- Room 46b (Italian side of the Cast Courts) closed to the public for refurbishment on 27 September 2010 and will reopen in 2014. Please note that casts and works taking place in this gallery can still be viewed from above in Room 111.
Europe 1600-1800, Rooms 1-7
- Rooms 1-7 closed to the public on 6 April 2010. The space is being redeveloped to show European decorative art and design between 1600-1800. It will re-open in winter 2014 following a major refurbishment.
Textile Study Rooms, 95-100
- The Textile Study Rooms have closed in preparation for the relocation of the textiles and fashion study collections to new storage at the Clothworkers’ Centre for Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation at Blythe House, in Kensington Olympia. Read more.