Jameel Gallery at the V & A

 
 
ADDRESS
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Open daily 10:00-17:45 | Late opening (till 22:00) on Wed and last Fri of month, phone to confirm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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Jameel Gallery at the V & AThis gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in 8th century Iran, all the way to 19th century Turkey; from former Moorish outposts on the Iberian peninsular, right to the borders of India - this permanent exhibition provides us with hundreds of glittering examples, demonstrating incredible variation in style and workmanship.

Thanks to a £5 million donation by a wealthy Saudi businessman, the Jameel Gallery was treated to a make-over which took over three years to complete, finally reopening in July 2006. It needed it too, the previous display, lashed together clumsily in the post-war period, was a lesson in how not to get visitors enthused with the exhibits. The latest incarnation, however, redresses the balance entirely, drawing the eye in, using the world's oldest carpet as its mesmerising centrepiece. Supposedly commissioned for the Shah of Persia in 1539, this enormous floral-patterned rug, with over 30 million knots, is simply stunning.

The myriad of other treasures to feast your eyes on includes perfectly crafted ceramics, caskets, fabrics, bejewelled robes, vicious weaponry, painstaking calligraphy friezes and a host of gorgeously adorned copies of the ubiquitous Koran.

 

Opening and closing times for Jameel Gallery at the V & A

Today (Monday) Jameel Gallery at the V & A closes at 17.15

Monday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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21.30
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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17.15
 
 

LondonTown.com - Jameel Gallery at the V & A Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Kingston House
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X | 13 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Builders Arms
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Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Eighty Six
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86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Blue Bar
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Natural History Museum
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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