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Welcome back to the Victoria and Albert Museum!

19 May 2021Visit website

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The V&A is delighted to announce that it will be reopening it’s doors to visitors on Wednesday 19th May ’21! With six floors and seven miles of gallery space, this spectacular museum will once again be open for the public to explore. The reopening of the V&A will also mark the unveiling of two major new exhibitions – Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser (opening May 22nd), and Epic Iran – alongside the return of Bags: Inside Out (opening May 29th). It will also be the first time that the public will be able to visit the newly refurbished Raphael Court, home to the Raphael Cartoons. 

There will also be a number of free-to-visit displays available. In the Painting Galleries, Renaissance Watercolours will present a series of rare gems from the museum’s collections, and in the Theatre and Performance galleries, On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 will take visitors through a century of dance history. 

Director of the V&A, Tristram Hunt said, “Only at the V&A can you explore the wonders of ancient Persia, jump down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, before swinging by a fashion paradise in Bags: Inside Out and finish your day in the Renaissance serenity of the Raphael Court… After many months of screen-time, our free galleries are ready for the public to enjoy, explore and question once again”. With Covid safety measures in place, discover the wonders of the V&A’s collection with confidence. Free timed tickets are released every two months on the V&A website, and for those at home, over 1.2 million objects are now available to explore at home on the V&A’s new Explore the Collections website. From the 19th of May, the V&A will be open Wednesday to Sunday each week from 10am to 5:45pm.