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The Gilbert CollectionFollowing the closure of The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House on 27 January 2008, it re-opens in June 2009 at its new permanent home at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In the new galleries overlooking the V & A garden there will be a display celebrating the Collection's masterpieces with a particular focus on the gold snuffboxes. The Gilbert Collection was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Arthur Gilbert, an unusual and unique collection of gold and silver decorative arts. European gold and silver snuffboxes, Italian mosaics and portrait miniatures feature heavily. Some pieces will be incorporated into displays elsewhere in the V & A and some of the silver will be returned on loan to the historic houses for which they were originally made.

 

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Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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    86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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    Civic Objects
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    A collection of objects that highlight the close relationship between design and everyday life, including a street light, a security ...More

    The Curious Neoclassical Vision Of Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot
    Exhibitions | Until 6th December 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    Twenty-four prints and drawings by French-born architect and designer, Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot, known for his eccentric neoclassical ornamental designs....More

    Road Building
    Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    Models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups of a new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and cafe for the V&A, including details ...More

    In Black And White: Prints And Posters From Africa And The Diaspora
    Exhibitions | Until 6th July 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    Prints, posters, photographs, books and artefacts highlighting the important role of the printed medium when addressing social and political issues....More

    Personal Favourites: Gold And Silver From The Rosalinde And Arthur Gilbert Collection
    Exhibitions | Until 24th October 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    Display featuring some of the collector's favourite masterpieces in silver and gold, including a Venetian Renaissance bowl and a 1907 ...More

    V & A Exhibition Road Project
    V & A Exhibition Road Project
    Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

     
    All Of This Belongs To You
    All Of This Belongs To You
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    A timely exhibition, with Britain about to go to the polls, All of this Belongs to You examines the role ...More

     
    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860
    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 will see the V&A display some of the earliest and most ...More

     
    Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
    Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
    Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

    From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: ...More

     
    What Is Luxury?
    What Is Luxury?
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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