Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 18th century saw the rise of a number of highly influential interior designers and architects such as James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, Robert Adam and Horace Walpole. A number of rooms from 18th-century houses have been reconstructed in the V&A’s British Galleries.

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

Help us buy The Medal Cabinet

Shop online

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685–1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope o…

Buy now

Event - V&A Book Club

Fri 09 May 2014 18:30

SPECIAL EVENT: Inspired by William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain we will be reading Peter Ackroyd’s award winning ‘Hawksmoor’, a detective story based on architecture.

Book online