The Victoria & Albert Museum: the cornerstone of human creativity
In a blink of an eye from our boutique hotel you can reach one of the most outstanding South Kensington Museums. The Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Like at other national Britishmuseums, admission at The V&A is free with the exception of special exhibitions and events.
The museum was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and has its origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is unthinkable to visit a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects in one go, but it’s definitely worthwhile
to make a start. Spanning over 5,000 years of human creativity, its collection ranges from architecture to painting, from fashion to textiles.
Our tip for The V&A Museum:
Ever wondered what underwear women and men used to wear in the beginning of the last century? From 16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017, the exhibition ‘Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear’ unveils the relationship between underwear and fashion, and the evolution of views on gender, sex and morality.