Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The Metalwork collection contains over 45,000 examples of decorative metalwork, silver and jewellery ranging in date from the Bronze Age to the present day. It includes the national collection of English silver, an outstandingly comprehensive jewellery gallery, and collections of ironwork, continental silver, arms and armour, medieval champlevé and late 19th-century enamels, brasswork, pewter and medieval metalwork of international importance.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Shop online

Japanese Art and Design (New Edition)

Japanese Art and Design (New Edition)

The V&A's greatest treasures from the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art shine in this newly updated overview of Japanese art from the last four cent…

Buy now

Event - Highlights of British Ironwork 1450 - 1862

Thu 15 May 2014 14:00

Join senior curator Alicia Robinson as she gives a broad overview of around 400 years of ironwork in Britain, focusing on how it has changed and developed in terms of design and technology over the centuries.

Book online