At a glance
This 3 hour private walking tour will be guided for the first 1.1/2 hours by a scholar, a voluntary internal member of the V&A Museum who will present the unique and varied Departments of the Museum starting from early Medieval times arriving at the most contemporary output of modern art and design. After a 15 minute interval with a coffee offered, this will be followed by an hour with a classical art historian who will visit the Raphael cartoons and the Museum’s recently refurbished Renaissance and Baroque Galleries.
Here in the Renaissance Galleries is the largest collection of Donatello’s sculptures outside Italy, plus Michelangelo’s and Leonardo’s sketches, furniture, ironwork, floor tiles and ornaments. In the Baroque Galleries, recently opened, you will admire an amazing array of art treasures from Italy, Belgium, Germany and France, culminating with the most exquisite Napoleonic silver dinner service, furniture and other objects of that brief Imperial era.
In leaving the V&A Museum you will share not only England’s fascination with the Arts and Craftsmanship of those amazing artworks but you will have lived through their creation.
Coffee will be offered by the guide.
The Cromwell Road entrance of the V&A Museum at the Entrance Hall by the Information Desk.