LONDON | The Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum is the world’s largest museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million pieces. Established in 1852, the museum covers 12.5 acres and over 5,000 years of art. The oldest buildings are built in the Victorian style of architecture, with a number of Edwardian and more modern additions also present.
The art is presented in a way that is accessible to the general public, with a focus on function and context. The 145 galleries of the V&A are split into four collections, which are further split into 16 display areas such as architecture, ceramics, fashion & jewellery, and textiles. The permanent collection is free, while tickets are required for special rotating and one-off exhibitions.
The museum also runs the V&A Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, which is home to the largest collection of childhood objects in the UK.
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