Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection of Arts and Crafts

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Duration - 3 hours

INR 17,418 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Your tour begins at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s Victorian centre of art and crafts created by the Royal Couple. It is now a museum of Arts and Crafts from all countries, styles and periods. Apart from the main collection of oil paintings and watercolours (with the emphasis on the British ones and a collection of  Constable’s oil sketches), one will find sculptures and paintings, theatrical costumes and scenery, furniture, silver, jelwery and architectural examples, . In the museum you will find the world’s finest collection of applied arts such as weapons and armours, tapestries and carpets, scenery,  furniture and ceramics, fashion and modern design. 

Visit the famous Cartoons for tapestries which Raphael created for pope Leo X and the recently refurbished Renaissance and Medieval Galleries and the more recent Baroque Galleries.

Available options

10:00

INR 17,418
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14:00

INR 17,418
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL England

After joining your guide you will be introduced to the most amazing objects designed by artists and craftsmen. Started as a school of design since 1836, the Museum was soon called “A People’s Palace", which was re-established to continue the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition. Its future Director Henry Cole said: “This Museum based on Design and Manufacture will educate designers, inspire manufacturers and reform the taste of the public at large.

Your guide who will show you briefly the main Museum Galleries of European, American and Asian Art, will concentrate in the highlight of the Museum. He or she will show you the mode of the first prefab glass building used to hold in the Park the Great Exhibition of 1851 called “The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations”, later expanded to all Arts.

You will see Ancient Textiles and Modern Chairs, works by Michelangelo, Leonardo and Giambologna; Bernini’s largest marble statue moved out of Italy; Canova and Rodin’s sculptures. In the Islamic Galleries the Ardabil Carpet, the largest and finest carpet in the world; Tipu’s Tiger from Misore; Indian Jewellery, European Jewellery from Ancient to Modern times, Miniatures and Limnings, Clothes by the best designers of our day, Glass and Ceramics galore, etc. etc.

This private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history.

Duration: 3 hours

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide

Departure point

South Kensington Museums (Stop L), London SW7 2HW, UK


Recent reviews

Denise D   28th August 2018

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The V&A put on some great exhibitions and this was one of them. I learned so much about this amazing woman and I had no idea what a challenging life she had with her health. The V&A is a fantastic venue and was able to cope with the mass of people who wanted to go. The staff really got into the mood of Frida and dressed in some of her signature pieces, which was a lovely touch.

Robert V   8th November 2015

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I thought the private tour was rather expensive for what we received. The tour giude focused on Italian artwork and there was so much more to see. I wish that the tour guide had been more informative about the museum in general.

Jessica_R   17th September 2022

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Wonderful tour with fabulous information on both the history and purpose of the museum coupled with specific exhibits to illustrate.

Patrick_F   11th September 2022

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We had a great tour!! We absolutely loved our guide and felt she did a tremendous job! We saw a great amount of the museum and many highlights!!

Rebeca E   28th June 2011

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I was totally embarrassed that I arranged this tour; the guide was not only late, he did not have any sign identifying himself or reaching out to our group; although he was very knowledgable of art history, he ran us around only to tell us mid tour that we would not be doing the walking tour of Apsley House, because it was closed. His appearance was dis-shoveled, and he kept checking his cell phone???? I wish I could recommend this tour;

Fleurbarnes   17th January 2020

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Don’t be taken in by this scam. The Victoria and Albert Museum is free (except for temporary exhibitions which charge for admission). More to the point the museum has a team of expert voluntary guides who run FREE tours throughout the day (see V&A website for details and reviews).

Patricia F   28th August 2015

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Rosa Maria is an OUTSTANDING guide !!! ... We enjoyed the tour immensely !!!

Cmutis   21st September 2019

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Un edificio simplemente impactante y sus colecciones son realmente un lujo. Miles y miles de artículos históricos. No se pierdan la galería de las joyas.

walton1512   26th April 2018

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Not every exhibition here is up to scratch - but when they do one well - its momentous and memorable. Winnie the Pooh for a recent example was divine- though what on earth those stuffed toy monstrosities in the shop have to do with the original drawings is somewhat of a mystery. Given that the VnA prides itself on being a shopping destination it needs to step up on the exhibition shops. The dining rooms - are wonderful but why oh why did they put a plastic white anonymous cafe running alongside them. I pity the poor visitors who have never discovered these rooms. You get discount as a member in the shop and cafe. The permanent exhibition of tapestries is a really great place to find a soulful peace, as are the miniature paintings.

CaroleBeranger   24th August 2019

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Ce discret mais néanmoins immense et varié musée vaut vraiment que l'on s'y arrête. Outre les abords agréables (petit parc, cafés), le musée offre une grande collection d'objets d'art couvrant des aires géographiques et temporelles très variées. L'entrée est gratuite, et le musée présente l'avantage d'être bien moins bondé que d'autres à Londres... On recommande!