Open daily 10:00 to 17:45 Admission free Menu

What's On Friday 3 July 2015

 Exhibitions

  •  
    Thumbnail for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

    EXHIBITION: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.

    More details / Book tickets
  •  
    Thumbnail for Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

    EXHIBITION: This captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th-century British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe features over 60 of his most striking views of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture, taken between 1852-1860.

    More details / Book tickets
  •  
    Thumbnail for What is Luxury?

    EXHIBITION: The third in the series of Crafts Council partnership exhibitions, What is Luxury? will present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.

    More details / Book tickets
  •  
    Thumbnail for All of This Belongs to You

    EXHIBITION: The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? What are the opportunities, obligations and limits to participation in this civic institution?

    More details / Book tickets
  •  
    Thumbnail for Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

    EXHIBITION: Explore the transformative power of footwear from around the world as we present over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes from the last 2000 years.

    More details / Book tickets

 Special Events

 Displays

  •  
    Thumbnail for In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display features a variety of powerful graphic images from the 1960s to the present – prints, posters, books and ephemera – by notable artists as well as anonymous activists.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for Personal Favourites: Gold and Silver from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Superlative silver was the first area in which Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001), one of the great collectors of the twentieth century, collected. From the 1960s onwards the London-born Los Angeles property tycoon sought expert advice, but also made some idiosyncratic choices.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for Exhibition Road Building

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display is dedicated to the Exhibition Road Building Project: the largest architectural intervention undertaken in the last 100 years of the V&A’s history, which will create a beautifully designed new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and café

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for A History of Photography: Series and Sequences

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Photographs draws upon the V&A’s internationally renowned collection, which chronicles the history of photography from the 1840s to the present day. In 1852, the V&A became the first museum in the UK to collect photographs and in 1858, the first to hold a photography exhibition.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Blue-and-white printed ceramics are a pronounced British phenomenon with continued appeal for potters, artists and consumers. At its very best ceramic printing in blue results in a high-quality, technically precise and aesthetically pleasing decoration, enabling a rapid design response to society and culture.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for Print of the Month

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The Lion’s Mound from Souvenirs of Waterloo by Gérard, 1842.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for A Room from Damascus

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden panelling.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for V&A Illustration Awards 2015

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding works of book, editorial and student illustration in the UK.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for A Stitch in Time: Home Sewing before 1900

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display examines some of the tools used in domestic sewing, which could be highly decorative in their own right. Often the only things that women could legally call their own, these tools reflected female status and accomplishment.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well as by Reflection

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Welcome to the V&A’s summer pavilion, created for the London Design Festival at the V&A by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo to celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK.

    More details
  •  
    Thumbnail for Rapid Response Collecting

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity. Objects are collected in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing. The display, which will constantly change, shows how design reflects and defines how we live together today.

    More details

 Courses

  •  
    Thumbnail for Early Medieval: 300-1250:  14/15

    YEAR COURSE: Celebrate the Museum’s world-class early medieval collection. Spanning the period from the fourth to the mid 13th-century, the course covers the rise of Christianity in the East and West, and demonstrates how patrons and artists of the early Middle Ages transformed Classical principles to meet the aspirations of the new world order.

    More details

 Membership Events

  •  
    Thumbnail for Jimmy Choo: Sandra Choi in Conversation

    Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director, has been with the company since its inception in 1996 and has been instrumental in building Jimmy Choo into the global luxury accessories brand it is today.

    More details