These exciting events happen every Sunday (excluding school holidays when other activities are available).
To see the full programme, please visit Whats On.
Themes rotate each week and include:
Albert the Alien needs a crazy costume. Families read the story of Albert landing on earth and then explore the Museum to find objects for his costume. Children could draw a chair for a hat or see an interesting shape on a sculpture that would make a great cloak. Back in the studio, they create an illustration of Albert's costume.
Activity developed with V&A Costume Design for Film Resident, Hayley Nebauer
Dragon Puppets and Fans
The Emperor of China invites you to festival celebrations at the Imperial Palace. Explore the galleries to see beautiful treasures and discover hidden dragons, before heading back to design and make your own dragon puppet or beautiful fan.
Design a Magical Hat
The V&A is full of wonderful things, including lots of hats. In the book 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day', Clara and her family visit the museum for a special day out. Design your own magical hat inspired by the V&A.
Drawing with wire
Create a 3D drawing of an object you find in the Museum. Look closely and shape its form in wire.
Make extraordinary structures inspired by shapes, surfaces and patterns you find in the Museum.
Activity designed in consultation with Heatherwick Studio. Inspired by Heatherwick Studio: Designing The Extraordinary exhibition, 31 May - 30 September 2012.
Become inspired by the Museum’s weird and wonderful inventions, from Glove Stretchers to Moustache Spoons, then design and make a prototype of your own Incredible Invention.
Families are invited to a party at the V&A! Search the museum for unique accessories, looking for interesting shapes, lines, colours and textures, then make an accessory to make your outfit more outrageous for the party.
Search the Museum for unusual letters, you will find them on lots of surfaces including glass, tapestry, ceramics and marble, as well as in old hand-written books. Then create your own marvellous monogram masterpiece!
Activity designed by V&A Calligraphy Resident, Cherrell Avery
Parade of the Animals
Search the Museum for animal features that you can use in your mask, headdress or cape. For example, the large ears of an elephant, a tigers bold stripes or the long curly whiskers of a cat.
Imagine what it would be like if the V&A was your playground and you could play on the furniture, objects and sculptures. Design and make pop-up playgrounds displaying all the objects you would like to slide down, bounce on, climb up or play on.
Activity designed by V&A Architecture Resident, Abberant Architecture
This is my Room
Have you ever dreamed of your perfect room? Clarice Bean does every day because she shares her room with her younger brother, Minal Cricket. Look for fabulous fabrics, furniture, objects and textiles in the galleries and then design a perfect from for Clarice Bean.
Activity designed by author and illustrator, Lauren Child
Visit What's On to find out which Drop-in Design activity is coming soon.