Inaugurated in 1852 and named in honour of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the Victoria & Albert Museum or V&A, houses a collection of 4.5 million objects and happens to be the largest decorative arts and design museum in the world.
The Architecture of the Museum
The museum’s main facade has been fashioned out of red brick and Portland stone and stretches 720 feet along Cromwell Gardens. Designed by Aston Webb in 1891, the current building boasts of details from the Renaissance period while remaining distinctly Edwardian.
Located in Knightsbridge, London, it is the largest museum known to house a distinct collection of items from the richest of cultures the world over. The museum can be easily accessed by tourists from hotels in Bayswater London including the likes of Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel.
The museum has its origins in the Great Exhibition of the year 1851, in which its first director, Henry Cole was involved in planning. The official opening of the Great Museum by Queen Victoria was on the 20th of June 1859.
The V&A houses an impressive and equally comprehensive collection of Art and Designs from Britain and all over the world, spanning a period from the 1500s to the 1900s.
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