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.

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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Japanese Cloisonne Enamels

Japanese Cloisonne Enamels

From its renaissance in the 1840s Japanese cloisonné enamel manufacture rapidly reached a peak of artistic and technological sophistication between 18…

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Event - Lunchtime Lectures: Victorian Gothic Glory

Wed 18 March 2015 13:00–14:00

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Alicia Robinson, Senior Curator of Sculpture, Ceramics, Metalwork and Gladd to find out more about Victorian Gothic glory, destruction and resurrection: Scott & Skidmore’s ironwork at the V&A.

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