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London’s Victoria & Albert joins CloudGuide with English AND Mandarin-language guides!


In August, CloudGuide joined forced with the stunning V&A Museum in London to create tours of their permanent collections. This was an incredibly exciting opportunity for us: the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing over 2 million objects dating across 5,000 years.

As well as fascinating and highly popular displays – the museum’s Christian Dior exhibition recently broke their own attendance record by achieving close to 595,000 visitors in seven months – the V&A hosts a range of events, including 2019’s London Design Week.

The V&A started its life in 1852 as a Museum of Manufactures, before becoming the South Kensington Museum five years later. In 1899, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone to the museum and the title was changed to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The institution has since gone on to become one of the most popular in London, exhibiting collections which range from Chinese ceramics to contemporary fashion design.

If you visit the museum this September, you will be able to see a huge range of exhibitions focusing on illustration (such as Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn in design’), the politics and pleasure of food, fashion design and British humour across the ages (Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation), amongst many other original and inspiring collections – you can even attend London Design Week between the 14-22 September to see exhibitions, talks and workshops!  

CloudGuide prides itself on developing interactive, educational and useful guides in which simplicity and engagement are key. The CloudGuide tour of the Victoria and Albert allows users to discover its permanent exhibitions and plan their trip to the museum - and is even available in Mandarin for Chinese-speaking visitors!

Download the CloudGuide app today to discover more about the Victoria & Albert Museum and find out why it is one of the top cultural institutions in London.

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