They are conveniently open for guided tours Mon – Sun from 9am to 9pm and get this, the tour is gratis and totally complimentary. High fives all round to that… There are also no bookings required and the tour only takes about 30 – 40min, so it’s easy to squeeze it in before/after a bit of shopping or a bite to eat.
Once inside your very knowledgeable & lovely guide will take you right back to where the diamond trade started and all the way through to modern day cutting techniques and of course the most important 4 Cs a girl should ever know: Cut, Colour, Clarity & Carat.
Then they also give you a behind the scenes look at the highly skilled Shimansky diamond team doing their thing:
But yeah, I absolutely loved this experience. And I might even say that it was the most fun I’ve ever had in a museum ever. (of course the diamond fever had nothing to do with that)
I highly recommend the diamond tour for locals and visitors alike. Like I said above, it’s free, it doesn’t take long and it’s something different to try. So next time you’re in the V&A why not pop in and check it out.