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Victoria And Albert Museum, The Worlds Largest Archive Of Human Knowledge

By Rahul - April 28, 2020

Have you ever wondered, what people wore, what would art be around 5000 years or so? Well, the museum that presents to you such a piece of vast knowledge on how human lives were a few millenniums back and it leaves you speechless with the amount of information that it is able to give you through this wonderful journey through the Victoria & Albert Museum. Of course, this museum will be a very informative journey, Back in time because this museum presents to you over 2.27 million collections, taking it to the status of being the world’s largest museum applied and decorative arts and design and sculpture, which are more than 5000 years as recorded and it will surely leave you baffled and out of words.

The hanging Dinosaur In the Hallway. Photo by mana5280 on Unsplash

The 5 Facts Section

1. This Museum was the first museum to get the interior gas lamps, so people can come and visit at the night and the labourers can work.
2. The staff of the museum put up an annual pantomime, which includes the satirical portrayal of the happenings of the year in the Museum.
3. The museum holds the largest collection of Beatrix Potter, including her artworks, manuscripts and many more.
4. Before the Museum, the museum was the first to have a restaurant which was the idea of Henry Cole, the first director, which was set up in the Gamble Room.
5. A Railway was planned during 1872 from the South Kensington Underground station directly to the museum but was never built.

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The Direction Guide

This Spectacular museum gives you everything to the eyes of the tourists and entertains them to the fullest. This is a place that cannot be finished in a day’s time because the collection is huge. It has 140 galleries to visit and each of them having something or the other that is very interesting to learn about. It is situated in the Brompton district of the  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Address:
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

By Rail:
The nearest Train station to the Museum as given below.
– Knightsbridge Station (0.6 Miles)
– South Kensington Station ( 0.2 Miles)
– Gloucester Road Station (0.5 Miles)

By Bus:
The Bus which will reach easier to the museum are given below:
14, 49, 414, 430, C1, 23.

You can plan your visit by clicking on the link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info

The best thing about this particular Museum is that the admissions for this Museum are free. You will not need any kind of tickets or pre-booking done for this Museum.

The Museum will be open 7 days a week and the timings will be 10.00 AM to 5.45 PM. The entry will not be restricted and you will be able to gather much knowledge about the 5000 years rich in culture collections spread over 140 odd galleries.

The Museum will be closed for only two days during the year. Which will be Dec 25 which is the Christmas day and Dec 26 Which which will be the Boxing day which will be a holiday for them.

The best time to visit the Vatican is between March and May.

Victor & Albert museum is one of the largest museums in the world and this article would have certainly given you an insight as to what exactly can be expected at this museum. I hope you have found this above content exciting to read and also informative at the same time. This should definitely come at the top of your checklist once you visit London. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to the UK with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity. Stay tuned with our live blogs on our site to know more about where you want to travel with Pickyourtrail. Caio…

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