Event type : Cultural Walk

Day : Monday 26th February 2024

Time (GMT) : 10:15am (meet) – 10:30am (start)

Duration : 2 hours 15 minutes

Language : English

Language Level : C1 (Advanced)

Place : V&A Main Entrance on Cromwell Road.

Price : £21 (+booking fees)

Monday 26th February 2024 at 10:15am (meet) – 10:30am (start)

Meeting Point: V&A Main Entrance on Cromwell Road.

We will take you to the heart of “Albertopolis” to explore two masterpieces of Victorian art from different angles!

Forget the V&A treasures – Raphael’s cartoons, Tipu Sultan’s Tiger, the Ardabil Carpet, or the terrifying T-Rex, the doomed Dodo and all the Natural History Museum’s creepy crawlies! This tour will be looking at the two Victorian masterpieces from different angles: their history, architecture, decorative styles and museography. 

How did the collections start? How did they grow and expand? Who were their initiators and main actors? What were the aesthetic choices behind  these  masterpieces of Victorian architecture? These two museums are much more than the sum of their millions of exhibits: they are monuments to the grandeur of the Victorians  and were conceived as part of an extended educational programme. 

Their glorious and imposing facades are an invitation for us to push the doors and explore their vast territories. 

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Advice to participants:

– Wear ultra-comfortable shoes.

– Check weather forecasts and make sure you have warm and waterproof clothes if necessary. Being cold on a walking tour can spoil the entire experience.

– Do not hesitate to bring a little snack with you (nuts or biscuits) and a flask of your favourite drink.

What you will improve in :
  • Language : Enrich your vocabulary.
  • Culture : Deepen your knowledge in Victorian Era.
Resources (available upon reservation)

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