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We've made some changes to keep you safe during your visit to V&A South Kensington. For now all visitors – including our Members – need to book a free timed entry ticket here

  • Selected galleries open

  • Weds – Sun, 11:00 – 19:00

    Last admission 18:00

  • Free

You are welcome to explore our ground floor (Level 0), second floor (Level 2) and Europe 1600 – 1815 galleries (Level -1), as well as the main shop and garden. Other galleries, exhibitions, the study rooms and the main café will reopen soon.

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Highlights

evening coat
(Detail) Evening coat, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli and Jean Cocteau, 1937, London, England. Museum no. T.59-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
mechanical organ
Tippoo's Tiger, mechanical organ, about 1793, Mysore, India. Museum no. 2545(IS). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
carpet
(Detail) The Ardabil Carpet, 1539 – 40, Iran. Museum no. 272-1893. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
figure group
Samson Slaying a Philistine, figure group, sculpted by Giovanni Bologna, 1560 – 62, Florence, Italy. Museum no. A.7-1954. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
chest
The Mazarin Chest, about 1640, Japan. Museum no. 412:1, 2-1882. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
plaster cast of Trajan's Column
(Detail) Trajan's column, plaster cast, by Monsieur Oudry, about 1864, Paris, France. Museum no. REPRO.1864-128. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
painting
The visit of Louis XIV to the Château de Juvisy, oil painting, by Pierre-Denis Martin, about 1700, France. Museum no. E.293-2013. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
suit of armour
Suit of armour in Haramaki style, about 1850, Japan. Museum no. M.95:1 to 14-1955. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
throne
Throne, 1736 – 95, China. Museum no. W.399:1, 2-1922. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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