Admission to the V&A is free
Some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.
Museum opening hours
10.00 - 17.45 daily
10.00 - 22.00 Friday (reduced gallery openings after 18.00)
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
The tunnel entrance to the V&A is open from 10.00 - 17.40 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00 - 20.00 on Fridays.
Other opening hours
10.00 - 17.30 Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 18.30 Friday.
By appointment only. Appointments are available at 10.15 and 14.15 Tuesday to Friday.
By appointment only. 10.00 - 17.00 Tuesday to Saturday.
By appointment only.
By appointment only. 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 16.00 Monday to Friday.
Containing the Archive of Art and Design, the V&A Archive, the V&A Theatre and Performance Collections and the Beatrix Potter Collections.
By appointment only. 10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Friday (Theatre & Performance Collections from 10.15).
By appointment only. 10.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.30, Tuesday to Friday.
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Places to stay
There are a wide selection of accommodation options close to the V&A. The following hotels support the Museum.
Eating & drinking
The V&A Café
Garden Café (summer only)
10.00 -17.15 daily
The V&A Café offers a wide selection of freshly made hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pastries and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, wine and beer. Main meals are half-price for children under 10. High chairs are provided in the main café. The Garden Café is open during the summer for drinks and snacks. Packed lunches may be eaten in the garden and the Learning Centre Lunchroom.
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Digital & print maps
Use our digital map to discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Printed maps are available at all entrance points of the Museum, and you can also print a map of the V&A before your visit.
Disability & access
There is full access to the galleries and the V&A has a wide range of services for disabled visitors. For more information visit Disability and access
There are cloakrooms at the Grand Entrance and on the Exhibition Road Entrance on Level 1. Bags larger than the maximum size of airline carry-on luggage will not be accepted. We also cannot accept prams, trolleys, bikes (folding or otherwise), scooters or perishable food.
Cloakrooms are free, but a voluntary donation is welcome.
Photography and sketching
Photography and sketching are permitted throughout most of the Museum, except in our Temporary Exhibition spaces. For more information visit Photography in the Galleries
We aim to open all galleries at all times. On Friday evenings only selected galleries remain open after 18.00. If you are coming to the Museum to see something in a specific gallery, you are advised to call the following number in advance to check before you travel: +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 09.00-17.30, Monday to Friday.