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London - Victoria and Albert Museum 0001   Mixed

 
 
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1. There are three museums in the "V&A" (Victoria and Albert) family. Which one of the following is NOT one of the family?
 
Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Theatre Museum, Covent Garden
V&A South Kensington
 

 
2. The V&A holds the national collection of glass and illustrates the use of glass dating back for how long?
 
1,000 years
2,000 years
3,000 years
4,000 years
 

 
3. The British Galleries display contains the writing desk of which famous monarch?
 
William I
Henry VIII
Edward VII
George VI

The same exhibition features James II's wedding suit.
 

 
4. What is the Great Bed of Ware?
 
Probably the heaviest bed in the UK
Probably the largest bed in the UK
Probably the oldest bed in the UK
Probably the tallest bed in the UK

The bed dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and is mentioned in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
 

 
5. The ceramics collection contains a Vulture manufactured by which German company whose name is synonymous with the highest quality porcelain?
 
Massen
Meissen
Mossen
Mussen
 

 
6. What are the "Closed Collections" of books within the museum's huge library?
 
Books not integrated with the rest
Books preserved in glass cases
Books preserved in the dark
Books that are never opened
 

 
7. Bernini's famous "Neptune and Triton" is sculpted in which material?
 
Bronze
Limestone
Marble
Resin
 

 
8. Which famous composer is immortalised in Roubiliac's 1738 statue?
 
Beethoven
Brahms
Handel
Mozart

The others were all born after 1738
 

 
9. Boat Building Near Flatford Mill is a featured painting by which artist?
 
Constable
Danby
Gainsborough
Turner

Works by the others can all be found at the Museum
 

 
10. The photographic collection (one of the largest and most important in the world) has approximately how many images?
 
5,000
50,000
500,000
5,000,000
 

 
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