The V & A
If you are a textile enthusiast and you visit London you will not want to miss the V & A and make sure you allow yourself a lot of time! I have mentioned the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries in a previous post and the museum has many other permanent textile and costume galleries.
There is a Textile Study room with banks of drawers and sliding display cases all set out so one can take the glass enclosed slider out to a large table and study the pieces. There are hundreds and hundreds of textile fragments and examples.
The special exhibit the last time I was there had lots of textiles including the most amazing carpet. For protection it was only subtley lit for 10 min. every half hour.