Indagare Tour: Victoria and Albert

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Plan at least a half-day to visit this, the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. More than 140 galleries hold objects that include textiles, costumes, jewelry, furniture and ceramics. The Cast Courts, a collection of reproductions of great art and architecture from around the world (including an exact replica of Michelangelo's David), are particularly fascinating.

The V&A's cafe is worth a stop for a coffee–with grand chandeliers, glass, enamel and ceramic decor, it looks almost exactly the same as it did in the 1860's. When it was built, a newspaper compared it to "one of the richly and gaily-adorned cafés of Paris." It is considered to be the world's first museum cafe.

There are also massive changing exhibits that are years in the works. Indagare members can contact our bookings team to arrange for a visit with an expert guide.

Written by Elena Bowes

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