Art & Design London, United Kingdom
Renamed in 1899 in honour of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, the impressive Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A Museum) was founded in 1952 and is one of the leading art and design museums in the world today. Over the centuries, the V&A has nurtured interest in the conquests of the British Empire, promoting science, industry and the arts. Nowadays, it showcases an impressive collection dedicated to decorative arts, home to major exhibitions covering fashion, design and photography. Established in 1856 to display the portraits of famous British personalities, The National Portrait Gallery is renowned for its breathtaking collection of over 200,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day. With a regularly-changing schedule of major temporary and permanent exhibitions, the gallery showcases portraits created in a wide variety of mediums such as photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings and many more. Come and say hello to the latest residents!
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
+44 20 7942 2000