Tour of the V&A
  • Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Member Price: Free
  • Non-member Price: Free

An introductory tour to the V&A for Ognisko members showcasing museum highlights. This personalised tour includes two exhibits relating to Poland: the bronze bust of Paderewski in the Sculpture Gallery and a beautiful 17th century cabinet made of wood, amber and ivory from Gdansk, in the European Galleries.

Please contact to book a date. Tours are open to both members and friends of Ognisko Polskie.


The tour will last approximately an hour, after which the group may have refreshments in the Victorian cafe. The meeting point is in Entrance Hall, main Cromwell Road Entrance. The tour is free of charge and will be conducted by Dorothy Gonsalves, member of the V&A’s Tuesday Morning Team and a V&A champion.



Our tour will begin with a brief explanation about the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the personal involvement of Prince Albert as well as the V&A's current status as the leading museum of art, design and performance in the world. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and to continue browsing after the tour has ended.



Schiaparelli’s Evening coat 1937, Paris, Fashion Gallery. Tipu’s Tiger, South Asia. Michelangelo’s David, Cast Court. Fred Astaire’s suit, 1937, Theatre & Performance Gallery. Cabinet, Gdansk, Amber, ivory and wood 1650, European Galleries. Bust of Paderewski 1891 by Sir Alfred Gilbert, Sculpture Gallery.


Cabinet, Gdansk, Amber, ivory and wood 1650.

European Galleries Level O.

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