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South Kensington Collection

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. Creator: Unknown

Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. Creator: Unknown
Where Do You Want To Go?, 1922. From The Romance of Modern Railways, by T. W. Corbin. [Seeley Service & Co. Limited, London, 1922]

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Green Dining-room at South Kensington Museum, c1870. Creator: Unknown

The Green Dining-room at South Kensington Museum, c1870. Creator: Unknown
The Green Dining-room at South Kensington Museum, c1870. Interior of what is now the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Decoration designed by William Morris (1834-1896)

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Royal Albert Hall, 1871: Opened by Queen Victoria, March 29, (1901). Creator: Unknown

The Royal Albert Hall, 1871: Opened by Queen Victoria, March 29, (1901). Creator: Unknown
The Royal Albert Hall, 1871: Opened by Queen Victoria, March 29, (1901). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) opening the concert hall in South Kensington, London

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, 1851: Opened by Queen Victoria, May 1, 1901. Creator: Unknown

The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, 1851: Opened by Queen Victoria, May 1, 1901. Creator: Unknown
The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, 1851: Opened by Queen Victoria, May 1, (1901). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) opening the Great Exhibition in the purpose-built Crystal Palace in Londons Hyde Park

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: V & A Mus, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies

V & A Mus, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies
Bicycles parked in front of the Victoria and Albert Museum, founded in 1852 and housing the biggest collection of design and decorative arts in the world

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Herr Joachim, 1868. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron

Herr Joachim, 1868. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron
Herr Joachim, 1868. Joseph Joachim was a Hungarian violinist, conductor and composer. He sat for Cameron at the South Kensington Museum during one of his frequent appearances in London

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Aubrey de Vere, 1866-68. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron

Aubrey de Vere, 1866-68. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron
Aubrey de Vere, 1866-68. The Irish poet, critic and dramtist, posing at the South Kensington Museum

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Ceramic Gallery, South Kensington Museum, c1876, (1881). Creator: John Watkins

The Ceramic Gallery, South Kensington Museum, c1876, (1881). Creator: John Watkins
The Ceramic Gallery, South Kensington Museum, c1876, (1881). Interior view of the Ceramics Gallery, a tiled and painted room housing the Museums collection of pottery and porcelain

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Design for a ceiling, c1860s, (1881). Creator: Unknown

Design for a ceiling, c1860s, (1881). Creator: Unknown
Design for a ceiling, c1860s, (1881). Decorative design for one of the two staircases leading to the lecture theatre at the South Kensington Museum in London

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Princess Alexandra at the Opening of the Royal College of Music, May 2, 1894, (1901)

Princess Alexandra at the Opening of the Royal College of Music, May 2, 1894, (1901). Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925, future Queen Alexandra) at the RCM in South Kensington, London

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1914. Creator: Unknown

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1914. Creator: Unknown
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1914. The V&A in South Kensington was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Natural History Museum, London, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Natural History Museum, London, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Natural History Museum, London, c1910. The museum building was designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse and opened to the public in 1881

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Royal School of Mines, South Kensington, c1876. Creator: Unknown

Royal School of Mines, South Kensington, c1876. Creator: Unknown
Royal School of Mines, South Kensington, c1876. Established in 1851 as part of Imperial College on collection of minerals, maps and mining equipment made by Sir Henry De la Beche

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Old Gore House, in 1830, (c1876). Creator: Unknown

Old Gore House, in 1830, (c1876). Creator: Unknown
Old Gore House, in 1830, (c1876). Gore House, built in the 1750s and decorated by architect Robert Adam, was residence of political reformer William Wilberforce between 1808 and 1821

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Interior of the Albert Hall, c1876. Creator: Unknown

Interior of the Albert Hall, c1876. Creator: Unknown
Interior of the Albert Hall, c1876. Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall in South Kensington, designed by civil engineers Francis Fowke and Henry Y. D

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Horticultural Garden and Exhibition Building, c1876. Creator: Unknown

The Horticultural Garden and Exhibition Building, c1876. Creator: Unknown
The Horticultural Garden and Exhibition Building, c1876. Garden maintained by the Royal Horticultural Society from 1861 to c1886 on what is now Exhibition road

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Court of the South Kensington Station, c1876. Creator: Unknown

The Court of the South Kensington Station, c1876. Creator: Unknown
The Court of the South Kensington Station, c1876. Originally called the Brompton exchange, the station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway to designs by Sir John Fowler

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The International Exhibition of 1862, (c1876). Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition of 1862, (c1876). Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition of 1862, (c1876). The Great London Exposition was a world fair held from 1 May to 1 November 1862 in South Kensington

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, c1876. Creator: Unknown

The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, c1876. Creator: Unknown
The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, c1876. Victorian facade of the Natural History Museum by Gibbs and Canning Limited

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Victoria and Albert Museum, c1900s. Creator: Eyre & Spottiswoode

The Victoria and Albert Museum, c1900s. Creator: Eyre & Spottiswoode
The Victoria and Albert Museum, c1900s. The V&A in South Kensington was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Camera Catches a View of South Kensington from a Low-Flying Aeroplane, c1935

The Camera Catches a View of South Kensington from a Low-Flying Aeroplane, c1935. The V&A Museum in South Kensington, central London

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum In Cromwell Road, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish

Facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum In Cromwell Road, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
Facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum In Cromwell Road, c1935. The V&A Museum in South Kensington, central London, was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Romanesque Front of the Natural History Museum, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish

Romanesque Front of the Natural History Museum, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
Romanesque Front of the Natural History Museum, c1935. The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, was designed by Francis Fowke and Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1881

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Nat Hist Museum, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies

Nat Hist Museum, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies
The front entrance to the Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1861, housing millions of items of natural history, officially part of the British Museum until 1992

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Nat His Museum, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies

Nat His Museum, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies
The front entrance to the Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1861, housing millions of items of natural history, officially part of the British Museum until 1992

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Royal Albert Hall, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies

Royal Albert Hall, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies
The Royal Albert Hall, one of Londons premier music venues since opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, not only staging concerts of all types but also well-knownfor the Proms

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: At a Toc H Festival, 1934 (1937)

At a Toc H Festival, 1934 (1937). The Duchess of York at the Royal Albert Hall, lighting the Lamps of the Magnificat of new branches in the TOC H League of Women Helpers

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Interior view of the International Exhibition, London

Interior view of the International Exhibition, London. Stereoscopic card detail

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: New science schools, South Kensington, London, 19th century

New science schools, South Kensington, London, 19th century

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Statue of Prince Albert, Memorial of the Great Exhibition, London, late 19th century

Statue of Prince Albert, Memorial of the Great Exhibition, London, late 19th century
Statue of Prince Albert, Memorial of the Great Exhibition, Royal Horticultural Societys Gardens. South Kensington, London, late 19th century

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: Imperial Institute, London, 20th Century

Imperial Institute, London, 20th Century. Designed by Sir Thomas Colcutt and opened in 1887, the Imperial Institute was intended to be a monument to the emerging imperial sentiment

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, 1899

The Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, 1899. Designed by Sir Thomas Colcutt and opened in 1887, the Imperial Institute was intended to be a monument to the emerging imperial sentiment

Background imageSouth Kensington Collection: The Illuminations at the International Inventions Exhibition, 8th August 1885

The Illuminations at the International Inventions Exhibition, 8th August 1885. Artist: Riddle and Couchman
The Illuminations at the International Inventions Exhibition, 8th August 1885. Showing the large firework display that took place during the exhibition


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