Albertopolis: The Development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter
10am - 5.45pm daily
10am - 10pm Fridays
Drawing on previously unseen objects from the V&A and RIBA collections, this display charts the development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter from 1851 to the present day. It focuses on how the site became the architectural embodiment of Prince Albert's ambitious cultural aspirations.
Victoria and Albert Museum
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Albertopolis: the Development of South Kensington's Cultural Quarter
(Talk) 29 February 2012 Albertopolis: Exploring South Kensington
Walking tour (podcast), maps and scavenger hunt to complement the display at the V&A.
Design for the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Architect: Sir Aston Webb
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