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.

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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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…

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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.

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