The Gilbert Collection

 
 
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Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL 
 
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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elsewhere in the V & A and some of the silver will be returned on loan to the historic houses for which they were originally made.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

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
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Covent Garden, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 1st February 2015 - 11am-5.30pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, SW3 | 13 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Shopping > Menswear
268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
232-236 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 22 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

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Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

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Leisure | On 1st February 2015 

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Theatre | Until 16th February 2015 

Finborough Theatre 20 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

The European premiere of a drama inspired by real events and written by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, ...More

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Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

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Theatre | Until 22nd February 2015 

St James Theatre 25 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience....More

Exclusive Guided Tour
Tours | On 1st February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 1.37 miles from The Gilbert Collection

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Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Westminster Cathedral 1.46 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Organ recital from Martin Welzel (Munich)....More

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Concerts | Until 2nd February 2015 

Le QuecumBar 1.6 miles from The Gilbert Collection

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