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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the most popular in the British capital and the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design. Named in honor of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the museum was founded in 1852 and in the present is the whole complex, which rooms are more reminiscent of palace chamber, decorated with an abundance of objects of art.

Total number of exhibits, the palace is beyond counting. Exposure presented in 145 galleries exhibit art development in different countries and continents, from ancient to modern times. Besides British and European collections, the museum presents a collection of art in East and South-East Asia, is recognized as one of the best in Europe, as well as meeting the Himalayan kingdoms and the Islamic world. Among the incredible number of exhibits - a collection of ceramics, textiles, costumes, glass, porcelain, jewelry, silver and iron products and weapons. Also in the rooms of the museum you can see antique furniture and medieval life, a collection of sculptures, paintings, photographs, prints and graphics. In the Victoria and Albert Museum is open the most extensive library in the world devoted to art.

Visit the museum daily from 10 to 17:45 hours on Fridays - up to 22 hours. Admission is free. The nearest metro station - South Kensington.

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