Sunday Morning — Victoriana of the Week

Today’s “Victoriana of the Week” features three adjoining rooms at my favourite museum–the Victoria and Albert, in London.

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The Morris Room

The Green Dining Room was designed by William Morris and Philip Webb.  The small paintings that decorate the walls were by Edward Burne-Jones.

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The Gamble Room

The Centre Refreshment Room was designed by James Gamble.

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The Poynter Room

And the Grill Room 1876–81 was designed by Sir Edward Poynter.


Together, the three rooms make up the V&A’s café, which, 150 years ago, was the first museum café in the world.  I’m looking forward to having lunch there—the last time I visited, the rooms were being renovated.  They were open for viewing, but the café itself was closed.

(Now that I think of it, the lunch I had at the V&A’s other dining area was easily the worst meal I had during the entire time I was in London.   Hmmm….  Maybe I’ll just have a glass of white wine and revel in the atmosphere for a while, celebrating these three magnificent rooms.)

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