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 - Pop-up Performance

Sat 11 January 2014–Sat 26 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities every Saturday.
Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

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