VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1190187
Date first listed:
15-Apr-1969
Statutory Address:
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, CROMWELL ROAD SW7

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Location

Statutory Address:
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, CROMWELL ROAD SW7

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26985 79096

Details

TQ 2679 SE TQ 2779 SW CROMWELL ROAD SW7 39/5 40/5 Victoria and Albert 15.4.69 Museum

GV I

Museum. 1860 by Sir Henry Cole and Captain Fowke. Unique facades of the quadrangle form the heart of the Museum. Terra-cotta decorations by Godfrey Sykes and mosaics by Townroe. West side 1861-63. North side 1864-68. On ground floor are the old Refreshment Rooms built by 1867, consisting of the central Refreshment Room decorated by Sykes and Gamble, the Green Dining Room decorated by William Morris, and the Grill Room designed in 1869 by D J Poynter and completed in 1874. Also the staircase leading up to first floor, designed by F W Moody with a mosaic portrait of Henry Cole 1868-76. On first floor the old Ceramic Gallery completed about 1868 with elaborate decoration including ceramic-faced columns by Minton. (Dismantled 1914). East side completed by late 1890's and connected up with south side which is the library side and built in 1884. The south courts of iron construction were built in 1862. They are now boxed in to make the present museum restaurant and tapestry court. The decoration of these courts was completed by 1874. The lunettes at either end of the eastern court were decorated by Lord Leighton in 1880 and 1886. The main entrance hall and staircase designed by Aston Webb in 1891 and built 1899-1901. Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone, the last major ceremony she performed, and the south front was completed in 1909. Colonnade connecting with Royal College of Science (now Henry Cole wing). Much of the Museum's interior has recently been restored. John Physick: The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Listing NGR: TQ2698579096

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
203740
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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