Plan a visit

Admission to the V&A is free

Some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.
Exhibitions are free for Members.

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Museum opening hours

Daily: 10.00 – 17.45
Friday: 10.00 – 22.00

Exhibitions close 15 minutes prior to Museum closing.
Reduced gallery openings on Fridays after 17.30.
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December.

Tunnel entrance

Daily: 10.00 – 17.40
Friday: 10.00 – 22.00

Study Room opening hours

Getting here

  • Victoria and Albert Museum

    Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Cafe

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.

Find out more about our cafés

Main Café

Daily: 10.00 – 17.15
Friday: 10.00 – 21.30

The Garden Café

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

The Courtyard Café

Daily: 08.30 – 19.00
Friday: 08.30 – 21.30
Please note: The Courtyard Café opening and closing times are subject to change.

More information: v&a@benugo.com

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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Lunch time

Children's meal deals and high chairs are available in our cafés.

Packed lunches can be eaten in the Sackler Centre for arts education Lunchroom or in The John Madejski Garden.


Breastfeeding

You are welcome to breastfeed throughout the Museum. Quiet spaces are available for those who prefer privacy

Maps

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.

View Interactive Map

Toilet facilities

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

Cloakrooms

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.

Access

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.

Shop

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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Archives

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

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

Access by appointment only

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Gallery closures

Room 46a
Room 38a
Room 100: Photographs
Room 101

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, 09.00 – 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.

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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:

The Kensington Hotel
The Egerton House Hotel
Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Starhotels UK
Edwardian Hotels London