Royal Albert Hall – Early Proposal


Victoria and Albert Museum

Institutional Internal Reference Code:



Photographs – Royal Albert Hall, Design Model

Date of creation:

ca. 1867 (photographed)

Extent and basic medium:

1 Photograph, part of a series.

Name of creator(s):

Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education (photograph commissioned by).

Administrative / contextual / biographical history:

Photograph of a cardboard model for the construction of the Albert Hall. Originally collected by the National Art Library as part of a programme to record works of art, architecture and design in the interest of public education, these topographic and architectural views were valued as records and as source material for students of architecture and design.

For more information, please read Experimenting with Models: The Royal Albert Hall’s case

Conditions governing access:

Prints & Drawings Study Room, V&A.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Materials, physical characteristics and technical requirements:

Albumen Print, 27.5 cm mount, Width: 34.5 cm mount.

Finding aids available:

Prints & Drawings Study Room –

V&A Search the Collections catalogue –

Exhibition / display history:

Exhibited in the Display ‘Building the Royal Albert Hall’, V&A, 6 May 2017 – 7 January 2018.

Subjects (Getty Art & Arch Thesaurus):

Theatre, architecture; model-making, models (representations); photography


London, South Kensington, Albertopolis.


Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Henry Cole, Prince of Wales.