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.
Plan your journey to the V&A using Transport For London's Journey Planner
Places to stay
There are a wide selection of accommodation options close to the V&A. The following hotels support the Museum.
The V&A Café
10.00 -17.15 daily
The V&A Cafe offers a wide selection of freshly prepared hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pasties & home made cakes, as well as hot & cold drinks, wine and beer. Children's meal deals are available on all the different food stations. High chairs are provided in the main cafe as well as the Garden Cafe.
The Garden Cafe is open all year round ( except in December and January) and it offers sandwiches, salads, cakes, hot & cold drinks, wine and beer.
Packed lunches can be eaten in the Learning Centre's Lunchroom on the 3rd floor.
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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 Access and Photography of V&A Collections and Exhibitions
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.