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Founded in 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world's largest museum of art and design, housing an unrivalled permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
The long corridors, lofty halls and sweeping staircases have long held an attraction for film productions, with features such as Mortdecai, Cuban Fury, Trance and Hugo all shot on location at the museum.
Having undergone significant restoration in recent years, the museum seamlessly combines new and old, with grand Victorian rooms, mosaic floors, contemporary galleries, landscaped gardens and a wood-panelled library.
Blythe House in West Kensington is home to many of the treasures not currently on display, and acts as a store and archive for the V&A, Science Museum and British Museum. Built in the early 1900s, this atmospheric building has retained many period features, including tiled walls, iron railings, spiral staircase and original sash windows.
Blythe House has a prestigious filming history of its own, having been used extensively in the cold war espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as an institution in Thor: The Dark World, and most recently in features The Danish Girl, Burnt, Pan and Woman in Gold.
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