VA Museum London Overview
Victoria and Albert Museum is a tourist destination located in London, United Kingdom. This building was established in 1852 and also known with the name VA Museum. As of 2017 records, the Victoria and Albert Museum was visited by more than 3,789,700 visitors making it 5th most visited national museum in the United Kingdom. The director of the museum is Tristram Hunt. The VA Museum named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It has a collection of 2.27 million objects which is from a different culture of Europe, North America, Asia, and North Africa. The museum is free for visitors since 2001.
The Department that promotes the museum is Culture, Media and Sport. It located in the area of 12.5 acres and renovated by £150 renovation program in 2001. After renovation, the museum introduced new gardens, shops, and galleries for visitors. The museum was previously known as the Museum of Manufactures. The first director of the museum is Henry Cole. In 1857, the museum established a refreshment room which was first world tourist destination includes such facility. The museum also participates in a project which is known as Discover Islamic Arts. Kim Willkie reconstructed the museum.
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The museum also provides a shopping facility for visitors for jewelry, books, prints, fashion, and homeware. The museum provides several facilities named as lunchtime, breastfeeding, cloakrooms, toilet facility and maps. The museum committee also provides activity backpacks for children. The back has several hands-on activities for children.
The museum is divided into four departments named as Asia, Furniture, Textile and Fashion, Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass and Word & Image. The museum includes designs of several artists named as James Wyatt, Henry Holland, John Nash, Zaha Hadid, Alick Horshell, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charles Holden, Frank Hoar and many more.