A Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum

One of the best benefits of visiting museums like the British Museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum is that they don’t charge admission. That means you can simply pop in for a quick look around or spend an entire day lost in the collections. We wish we’d had more time for this one, and that our battery hadn’t died on the good phone (the one we used for all the photos we took on tour—we even used up our portable battery power).

Victoria and Albert Museum

We had just over an hour in the V&A, as some call it. This massive set of interconnected buildings houses a vast array of art, sculptures, silver, gold, stained glass, ceramics, fashions—the list goes on. We were there for the sculptures, for the V&A has not just one large gallery, but two (one of which is made up of the court casts—copies of the originals). There are also smaller sculptures up on the third floor.

 

 

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Since we had some time, we checked out the gallery featuring silver and gold, and came across some snuff boxes from the 1700s.

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The mosaic and inlay furniture was on our way to the silver, so we stopped to admire the craftmanship.

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We were rather impressed by the largest silver wine cooler we’ve ever seen! It’s hard to tell from the photo, but this is over three feet wide.

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We’ve promised ourselves we’ll return to this venue and give it the time it deserves. At closing, we made our way back to the hotel. Tomorrow will be a travel day, as our stay in England comes to an end. <sniffle> Thanks for following us on this journey. Ta-ta for now.

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2 thoughts on “A Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum

  1. Hi Linda
    I have really enjoyed following your travels around the UK. Loved all the pictures of the beautiful Homes, Castles, scenery and Gardens. I hope you have enjoyed your trip, and also have been inspired for many, many more books!! Safe travels home
    Adele x

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    • I have loved my trip through your beautiful country and found myself a bit choked up as my flight left Heathrow this afternoon. I’ll be back, though! Thanks for following me on this epic journey

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