Architecture Gallery

V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery

V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery
V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery Explore 2,500 years of architecture at the V&A or online. Free entry

The V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery (Room 128) is a permanent exhibition encompassing over 2,500 years of architecture from across the world. It features highlights from the world-class architectural collections of the V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Visitors can see 160 models, photographs, drawings, designs, material samples and building fragments, and listen to audio commentaries, watch videos and touch objects.

The gallery opened in November 2004 as the the UK’s first permanent architecture gallery and was designed by Gareth Hoskins Architects. Alongside the gallery is an exhibition space (Room 128a) devoted to temporary architecture displays.

Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Admission: Free 
Opening times: 10am - 5.45pm daily, 10am - 10pm on Fridays


Explore the Architecture Gallery online:

The art of architecture

The Arch of Constantine

Explore the history and ideas behind architectural styles.


The function of buildings

Model of a suburban house, London

How is design informed by its function and climate?


Architects & architecture

Sir Christopher Wren's design for the dome, Greenwich

The architectural process from an idea to the finished design.  



New York

Discover how architects and builders span wide spaces.  


Buildings in context

The King's Mews

Find out about the history of Trafalgar Square, London.


Online exhibitions

Lots Road Power Station. Image copyright English Heritage
Discover the online versions of the Partnership's past temporary exhibitions.


Temporary displays: Room 128a

Temporary exhibitions on architecture from the Partnership have taken place since 2004. Past displays have explored King's Cross, Gothic architecture, the work of architect Charles Holden and photographers Bedford Lemere and the design of Maggie's Centres.


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