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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain – V&A

22 March – 13 July 2014

William Kent (1685-1748) was the leading architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. A polymath, he turned his hand from painting to designing sculpture, architecture, interior decoration, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design, costume and landscape gardens. His life coincided with a major turning point in British history—the accession of the new Hanoverian Royal Family in 1714. This exhibition reveals how William Kent came to play a leading role in establishing a new design aesthetic for this crucial period when Britain defined itself as a new nation.

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Booking Information

Timed tickets are in operation. Advance booking is recommended.

Booking fees apply to advance tickets booked both online and over the phone, with a lower fee applicable to online bookings. Advance online and telephone tickets must be booked at least 24 hours prior to visit.

Free to V&A Members

Join today – membership starts at £64

Book online

Prices

£9.00 Full, including donation* (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Senior citizens, including donation* (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Full (+£1.20 booking fee per ticket)
£7.00 Senior citizens (+£1.00 booking fee per ticket)
£6.00 Full-time students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled (+£1.00 booking fee per ticket)
£14.00 Family of 1 adult & 2 12-17 year olds (+£2.30 booking fee per family ticket)
£22.00 Family of 2 adults & 2 12-17 year olds (+£2.80 booking fee per family ticket)

Buy tickets now online

Book in person at the V&A

Prices as above. No handling charge or booking fee.

Book by phone

+44 (0)20 7420 9736

Prices

£9.00 Full, including donation* (+£1.60 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Senior citizens, including donation* (+£1.60 booking fee per ticket)
£8.00 Full (+£1.60 booking fee per ticket)
£7.00 Senior citizens (+£1.40 booking fee per ticket)
£6.00 Full-time students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled (+£1.40 booking fee per ticket)
£14.00 Family of 1 adult & 2 12-17 year olds (+£2.70 booking fee per family ticket)
£22.00 Family of 2 adults & 2 12-17 year olds (+£3.20 booking fee per family ticket)

*If you donate a minimum of 10% on top of your ticket price and are a UK tax payer, the Gift Aid scheme means we can claim back the tax you have already paid on the earnings used to buy the ticket. This means we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you give us – vital support for our work.

Free tickets and member rates

Free to under 12s, up to two carers accompanying disabled people, V&A Members and Director’s Circle, ICOM / Museums Association card holders, Blue Badge Guides, American and International Friends of the V&A. Half-price tickets for Art Fund and D&AD members.

Groups (10+ visitors)

10% discount
Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book
Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibition
Call +44(0)20 7942 2211 or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Educational Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission is £2 per person for school, college and university groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Community Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission is free to community groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Exhibition opening times

22 March – 13 July 2014
Daily 10.00 – 17.30
(last ticket sold 16.45, last entry 17.00)
Friday 10.00 – 21.30
(last ticket sold 20.45 last entry 21.00)

Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing

Late night opening

The V&A is open late every Friday – why not take this opportunity to visit William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, meet friends and have a drink in our café-bar.

How to reach the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7
+44 (0)20 7942 2000

London Underground

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from South Kensington London Underground station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge London Underground station (Piccadilly Line).

Buses

The C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus sightseeing tour of London.

Access

There is full access to the galleries. We have a wide range of services for disabled visitors.
Call +44 (0)20 7942 2766 or textphone +44 (0)20 7942 2002 for details.
For more information on access, see V&A Disability Information

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One comment on “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain – V&A

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    July 25, 2014

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