By its own accounting, the Victoria & Albert Museum contains more than 2.7 million objects that span 5,000 years of human history. It's a staggering collection of artifacts, art, curios, textiles, photographs, books, ceramics, jewelry, and even bits and pieces from stage plays of centuries past.
The V&A Museum ranks highly among the best museums in the world, and it's no secret why. There's more stuff than you could possibly shake a stick at, and the V&A archives encompass the vast breadth of human endeavors - from the most essential to the charmingly frivolous.
If you've never been, you're in for a treat. Photographs of the V&A collections are readily available online, and can make for hours of fascinating viewing when you're stuck at home.
Roman Empire Snake Armlet (c. 1st Century AD)2,877174Fascinating?
Parisian Ivory Comb (c. 14th Century AD)2,258127Fascinating?
English Locket Containing Gold, Hair, And Seed Pearls (c. 1775-1800 AD)2,065118Fascinating?
Beaker Made In Egypt Or Syria (c. 1350 AD)2,247137Fascinating?