There are tons of great things to see when visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The silver galleries beautifully house an exquisite collection of silver. The most spectacular way to enter the galleries is by the Ceramic Staircase which provide a glimpse into the original designs of the museum and the founding desire to focus on design as well as craft.
Once you reach the Silver Galleries be sure to note the two Minton ceramic clad columns that were reconstructed after a discovery of some of the original tiles in the museum’s basement.
There are many strange and delightful trinkets on display in the Silver Galleries.
There are a wide variety of miniature silver pieces in the collection, many of which were designed for children.
There are a number of hands on activities in the Silver Galleries.
There is also a great activity where you can make your own hallmark, just like those found on real silver.
Here is the process for creating your own hallmark.
The Silver Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum provide a wonderful display of imagination and creativity. I would highly recommend a trip to this museum and a playful exploration of the Silver Galleries, located on the third floor.