Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

In 1843, Henry Cole, the V&A’s founding director, sent the world’s first Christmas card. The Museum holds in its collections a large number of Christmas-related items, including cards, toys, books, church carvings, stained glass and decorations. The Museum also regularly commissions Christmas trees from well-known designers.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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Dictionary of Children's Clothes: 1700s to Present

Dictionary of Children's Clothes: 1700s to Present

Over the last 300 years, children's clothing has witnessed a gradual shift from dressing children to adult requirements, in multiple layers and formal…

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Event - Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with dance performances and interactive workshops.

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