Visit: Jewellery, Silver & Stained Glass Galleries, V&A
- V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) |
A visit to see these two recently opened galleries: The first displays jewellery from the 16th century to the present day and includes gems which belonged to Queen Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great; in its modern design is a work of art in its own right.
The Silver Gallery displays a wide range of medieval ecclesiastical metalwork of different denominations with a 17th-century Torah Mantle, two silver-gilt cups of Charles II and the life-sized shrine of St Simeon from Zadar in Croatia. Alongside the silver are 150 pieces of Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral, St Denis and the Ste Chapelle in Paris.
Visit includes a lecture on the Jewellery Collection and a guided tour of the
Silver Gallery. A delicious lunch is available in the Museum Cafe, but is
not included in the the price of the