Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

First opened in 1873, the Cast Courts are among the most popular spaces in the V&A and are the only galleries in the museum that retain their original function. Over their long history, the spaces have been subject to extensive reorganisation and redecoration, concealing much of the original fabric and design intent. Renovation is currently taking place in one of the courts (Gallery 46b) which will reinstate aspects of the original Victorian decoration and reveal the original tiled floor.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Treasures of The Royal Courts (Hardback)

Treasures of The Royal Courts (Hardback)

This beautiful book explores the diplomatic, trade and cultural exchanges between the courts of Britain and Russia, from the reign of Henry VIII to th…

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Event - The Renaissance of the Cast Courts

Fri 28 November 2014 15:00

V&A guide Elizabeth Hamilton will discuss the refurbishment of the Renaissance Cast Court and the key pieces now on display.

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