The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Founded in 1852 after the Great Exhibition, its aim was to make art available to all and inspire British designers. The museum now holds over 2.3 million objects that span 5,000 years of human creativity.
The V&A’s magnificent galleries make it one of London’s most unique venues for corporate and private entertaining. The John Madejski Garden, with its tranquil central ellipse, is a stunning space for summer cocktail parties. The elegant Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries are perfect for intimate dinners next to sculpture made between the early 17th and mid-20th century. The Dome, with its soaring ceiling and central Chihuly chandelier, is used for drinks receptions and dinner dances. For larger dinners and awards ceremonies, the Raphael Gallery seats up to 400 guests and shows the Royal Collection’s Raphael Cartoons, which date back to 1516 and are regarded as some of the most important surviving examples of Renaissance art in the world. The V&A also has a world class rolling exhibition programme and all exhibitions are available for exclusive hire in the evenings and early mornings.