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Coronavirus update

The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. In line with the latest advice from Public Health England, all V&A sites (South Kensington, Museum of Childhood, Blythe House, V&A Dundee) are temporarily closed.

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone or cancel some of our forthcoming exhibition programme. To find out more information about cancelled or postponed events visit our blog.

While we are closed, please keep in touch on social media and on our blog. You can also go behind-the-scenes at the V&A with our 6-part series, Secrets of the Museum, on BBC iPlayer.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Museum opening hours

Temporarily closed

In light of the current extraordinary circumstances, we will be closed from 18 March

Tunnel entrance

Closed until further notice

Study Room opening hours

Getting here

  • Victoria and Albert Museum

    Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Eating & Drinking

Enjoy a wide selection of food and drink in a choice of three exceptional spaces: the world's oldest museum restaurant with its beautifully designed period rooms, the Garden Cafe or our new Courtyard Cafe in the Exhibition Road Quarter.

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Main Café

Currently closed

The Garden Café

The Garden Café is open year-round, weather permitting in December and January.

The Courtyard Café

Currently closed

Please note: The Courtyard Café opening are subject to change.

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Family visits

Visit the V&A for a fun and creative day out for all the family

Free activities are available every day and special workshops run during school holidays.

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Use our interactive map to discover the many treasures in our galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, toilets, lifts or cloakrooms.

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.

Interactive map of the V&A

Toilet facilities

Toilets can be found on levels 0 to 4. Baby changing facilities are found on levels 0, 1, 2, and 4.

Accessible Toilets:
Level 0 - Exhibition Road | Sackler Centre
Level 1 - Sackler Centre | Grand Entrance | Room 33
Level 2 - Room 56
Level 3 - Room 66
Level 4 - Room 123 | Lecture Theatre


Cloakrooms can be found in the Grand Entrance and Exhibition Road Quarter.
All large bags and wheeled cases must be checked in.

Luggage is charged per item:
£1 - Coats, small bags, umbrellas, child scooters, prams and pushchairs.
£3 - Cabin bags (56cm x 45cm x 21cm).
£5 - Large bags, folding bikes and adult scooters.

Items cannot be accepted 30 minutes prior to the Museum closing.

A dedicated pushchair storage area is available in the Exhibition Road Quarter.


Our galleries are fully accessible and we have a wide range of services for disabled visitors

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Assistance dogs are welcome. Wheelchairs, walking frames, sound enhancement equipment for guided tours, large print maps and a full access guide to the Museum are available from the information desk in the Grand Entrance.

The V&A shop

Find inspiration in our incredible range of exclusive gifts, jewellery, books, fashion, prints & posters, fabrics and much more...

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Shop & bookshop

Daily: 10.00 – 17.30
Friday: 10.00 – 21.30

Other opening hours

The National Art Library

Daily: 10.00 – 17.30 (closed Sunday & Monday)
Friday: 10.00 – 18.30
Plus seasonal closures

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Study Rooms

Prints and Drawings, RIBA Architecture, Ceramics and South & South East Asia
Access by appointment only

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Archive of Art & Design, the V&A Archive, Beatrix Potter Archives and Theatre & Performance Archives
Access by appointment only
Closing 18 December 2020

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Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion

Access by appointment only
Closing 18 December 2020

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Gallery closures

* Gilbert Galleries, Room 70 – 73 – closed 20 – 24 April 2020
* Raphael Cartoons, The Raphael Court, Room 48a – closed until late 2020 for refurbishment
* Rapid Response Collecting, Room 74a – closed until June 2020 for refurbishment
* 20th Century, Rooms 74 & 76 – closed until June 2020 for refurbishment

If you are coming to the Museum to see something in a specific gallery, you are advised to contact us in advance of your travel.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Monday – Sunday, 09.30 – 17.30

Book a tour

Get closer to the Museum and its collections with our programme of free and private group tours

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Photography and sketching

Photography and sketching are welcomed throughout most of the Museum, except in some temporary exhibition spaces.

Gallery guidelines

Discover South Kensington.
Explore amazing exhibitions, inspiring events and great places to eat.

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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:

Baglioni Hotel London
Edwardian Hotels London
The Egerton House Hotel
Jumeirah Carlton Tower
The Kensington Hotel
Maybourne Hotel Group
The Savoy
Starhotels UK