Quingo Accessible Attractions: Victoria and Albert Museum

At Quingo Scooters we love sharing places with you that would be perfect for a day out, especially places you’d never think to visit or you didn’t know existed! Its great finding brand new accessible places to visit on your mobility scooter.

This week we’re back on Exhibition Road, London, where we’ve previously shared with you the Natural History Museum. On the same road you’ll find The Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. As you’ve probably guessed the museum is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, although previously it was named The South Kensington Museum before it was changed in 1899.

Founded in 1852 when it was opened by Queen Victoria, today the museum houses over 4.5 million objects from the world of art and design spanning the centuries. You’ll find everything from paintings to prints to jewellery to costumes, the range is simply stunning and you’ll even get to see The Great Bed of Ware – one of the museum’s greatest treasures.


Here are just a few highlights of the Victoria and Albert museum:

Botticelli Reimagined

One of the highlight’s of the exhibition is Botticelli Reimagined, which runs until July 2016. This is the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930, capturing around 50 original works by Botticelli from collections across the world. The exhibition also explores how other artists and designers have responded to the artistic legacy of Botticelli, seen as one of the greatest artists of all time, bringing together around 150 works from them.

The Ommegang

The Ommegang is one of six paintings that record a huge procession that took place in Brussels in 1615. Also named the ‘walk around’, The Ommegang of 1615 also paid tribute to Archduchess Isabella. Rulers of the Southern Netherlands, she and her husband Albert are the main subject of the painting. The paintings are thought to have been at Isabella’s palace in Tervuren by 1619, and only four of the original six survive. Two are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the other two being in the Prado in Madrid.


One part of the collection not to be missed in the Victoria and Albert museum is the fashion. The largest collection of apparel in the world, the intriguing fashion collection spans five centuries. Here you’ll discover 17th century gowns, 18th century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930’s eveningwear, 1960’s daywear and post-war couture.



The Victoria and Albert museum is an all-round accessible venue. There is step free access from the Cromwell Road entrance, with plenty of ramps, lifts and accessible toilets throughout the museum. Close by, around 40 metres from the accessible entrance, there are 12 blue badge parking spaces. Staff are always on hand throughout your visit to offer help and assist where needed.  When you’ve finished exploring what the museum has to offer, you can stop off at the spacious café and shop.

The museum is free entry, however certain exhibitions are charged at around the £12 mark. 

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