About V&A:Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A is the largest museum in the world dedicated to the decorative arts and design. Founded in 1852, it boasts a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects that spans 5,000 years of art from across the globe. The Museum aims to enrich he lives of all that visit it by increasing the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of many of the objects we take for granted in our everyday lives.


With some of the most impressive collections anywhere in the world, it continues to expand and develop and the Museum began a £150 million renovation in 2001 that introduced new galleries, gardens and visitor facilities.  


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Walking frame hire available
  • Some staff are specifically trained to deal with disabilities
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are described guides
  • There are descriptive tours
  • There is subtitled media
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Some staff are trained in British Sign Language
  • Large print material is available




Just so many exhibits!

by Guy Abraham

There is so much to see and do at the V&A that you could easily spend a whole day (maybe two!) exploring the Museum. It's easy to get around and there were large print guides that my dad made the most of.


Worth it for the building alone.

by Guy Abraham

It is worth visiting the V & A just for the incredible architecture. They've made the building fully wheelchair accessible, so don't worry about missing out on anything!

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