How Did The V&A Become the World’s Leading Art and Design Museum?

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London is a city filled to the brim with amazing art galleries, attractions and museums, so there’s plenty to see and do during a break in our bustling capital city.

One of the best-known attractions for those with a love of the arts is the iconic Victoria and Albert Design Museum, but what is it that makes this particular London landmark so special?

For those staying at the Montcalm London this year, here are just a few reasons why the Victoria and Albert Design Museum should definitely be on your must-see list.

The largest collection of decorative arts in the world

One of the main reasons that visitors flock to the Victoria and Albert Design Museum year after year is because it houses the most extensive collection of decorative arts in the world with more than four and a half million objects to browse.

With collections from all over the globe, visitors to the Montcalm Royal London House can head over to the museum to see the throne of a Maharaja displayed next to a designer dress made entirely from recycled materials.

With such an eclectic mix of exhibits on offer, the Victoria and Albert Design museum really does have something for everyone, even if you think that art and design isn’t exactly your thing.

An amazing calendar of exhibits

With an array of permanent exhibits including the world famous Tipu’s Tiger, an almost life-sized semi-automaton created for an Indian Sultan between 1782 to 1799 to a collection of couture fashion from Vivienne Westwood, many of the permanent residents to the museum are enough to draw the crowds.

However, the V&A design museum also offers a wide range of visiting exhibitions to entice those staying at hotels near Finsbury Square.

This year, visitors to the Montcalm London can enjoy the Mary Quant exhibition which charts the changes in fashion during the swinging 60s, an exhibition dedicated to one of the world’s most famous photographers that delves into his creative process and a unique celebration of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s births with a season of events and displays.

Together with the permanent displays on offer, this exciting and engaging calendar of special events and exhibits has positioned the Victoria and Albert design museum as the best museum of its kind in the world.

How to reach the V&A design museum from the Montcalm London

Getting to the V&A museum from the Montcalm Royal London house is simple. Just hop on the Tube at Finsbury Square and use the Circle line to reach South Kensington Station. From the station the museum is just a five-minute walk away, so you’ll be there in less than half an hour from our hotels near Finsbury Square.

Just make sure you enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out to enjoy everything the V&A design museum has to offer as most visitors spend at least three hours perusing the many exhibits and interactive displays.

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