map of V&A South Kensington location
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road,
    London, SW7 2RL

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  • Opening times

    Daily: 10.00 – 17.45
    Friday: 10.00 – 22.00

  • Admission is free

    Some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge

    Members visit free – join now

V&A South Kensington is open seven days a week. General admission is free and you don't need to book.

Please check the latest government guidance in advance of your visit. You might also like to look at our Digital Map – or one of our trails.

We recommend that visitors wear face coverings, particularly within exhibition galleries and our more confined public spaces.

V&A Museum of Childhood will remain closed while it's being transformed into Young V&A. Find out more about the V&A Museum of Childhood transformation.

For self-guided formal education group visits, including schools, colleges and nurseries, please see our schools page.

Getting here

  • Nearest Underground stations: South Kensington (5-minute walk), Gloucester Road (10-minute walk).
  • Victoria Station (35-minute walk)
  • Bike-hire is available at Exhibition Road and Thurloe Place
  • Several bus routes stop at V&A South Kensington – see tfl.gov.uk for details

Find out about parking around the V&A

Staying safe

If you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, we ask that you please postpone your visit to V&A South Kensington.

The wearing of face coverings is recommended, particularly with exhibition galleries and our more confined public spaces. Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance.

We have installed protective screens at shop and café points and are regularly cleaning all areas of the building throughout the day.

Access

Access

Entrance and exit

The Grand Entrance is open, and our Exhibition Road entrance is step-free and wheelchair accessible.

If you'd like to reserve a wheelchair, email us at hello@vam.ac.uk 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Galleries

Over seven miles of inspiring galleries are waiting for you. Use our interactive map to explore, or pick up a paper map on entry. We've also created a series of online trails to help guide your visit around the galleries. Room 99 of the Photography Centre is closed temporarily. The Tapestries galleries reopen in Spring 2023.

Exhibitions and displays

Find out about our new exhibitions and displays programme in What's On.

Please see our Membership page and reopening FAQS for more information on visiting exhibitions.

Members

Members

Support for the V&A is more important than ever – we'd like to thank all of our members for continuing to support us.

Please remember to bring your Membership card and identification.

Facilities

Facilities

Toilets

Our toilets are open throughout the building and are regularly cleaned throughout the day.

Cloakrooms

Open 10.00 – 17.30 daily (10.00 – 21.30 on Fridays). Luggage is charged per item.

£3 – Coats, small bags (smaller than an average cabin bag), umbrellas, child scooters, prams and pushchairs

£5 – Cabin bags (56 × 45 × 21cm)

£7 – Larger bags, folding bikes and adult scooters

Luggage with wheels, and bags larger than 56 × 45 × 21cm, are not allowed in the galleries. As part of our security procedures we may ask to search your bag.

Buggy park

A buggy park is available near the Exhibition Road entrance and Cromwell Road Entrance.

Lifts

Lifts are operating throughout the building.

Shops

The V&A Main Shop, Fashion Shop and Exhibition Road Quarter Shop are open during museum opening hours. You may prefer to shop online. The V&A is a charity and every purchase made in our shops helps to support us.

Cafés and Garden

The Main Café is open from 10.00 – 17.00 Monday to Sunday, serving a range of hot and cold meals, cakes and pastries, hot and cold drinks, teas and coffee.

The Garden Café is is a hidden oasis in the centre of the building and is open all year round (weather dependent in December and January).

Places to stay

Places to stay

Stay at our neighbouring hotels during your stay in London, conveniently located for you to enjoy your visit to the V&A. The V&A is grateful to our Hotel Corporate Members for their support:

FAQS

See our reopening FAQs and Membership visiting FAQs for further information.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please email us: hello@vam.ac.uk