Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The Ardabil Carpet, is the world's oldest dated carpet and one of the largest, most beautiful and historically important in the world. In 2006, the V&A created a case in the centre of Room 42: The Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, so that the carpet could be seen as intended, on the floor. To preserve its colours, it is lit for ten minutes on the hour and half-hour.

Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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V&A British Ballgowns Postcard Book

V&A British Ballgowns Postcard Book

This book of 16 postcards features highlights from the V&A exhibition Ballgowns :British Glamour Since 1950.The V&A celebrates the opening of …

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Event - Norouz: Celebrating Spring at Persian New Year

Sun 22 March 2015 12:00–17:00

FAMILY EVENT: Mark the beginning of the Persian New Year celebration of Norouz, come and listen to traditional songs, storytelling, sound art and poetry and watch dance performances.

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