Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

For any assistance during your visit, please contact a member of staff or the Disability Officer on telephone +44 (0)20 7942 2766, text phone +44 (0)20 7942 2002, or email

Guiding service

If you require a guide to assist your visit, please book in advance by contacting the bookings office on telephone +44 (0)20 7942 2211, text phone +44 (0)20 7942 2002, or email

Assistance cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance.

Scanning pens

Text to speech scanners are available from the Information Desks. These hand-held scanners can be used to read and then speak aloud gallery guide or object label text around the museum. This device may be particularly helpful for people with dyslexia but may also prove useful for visitors whose first language is not English as the device can provide the meanings of individual words.

View a step-by-step guide on how to use the scanning pen.

Screen reader and other magnification technology

JAWS and MAGIC software is available on computer terminals in the National Art Library and the Print Room.

Ear defenders for children

We have two child sized ear defenders available for use at the Learning Centre desk on Level 3. No need to book.

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21 | Twenty One: 21 Designers for twenty-first century Britain

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Creating Innovative Learning Programmes: UK Edition

Mon 07 March 2016–Fri 11 March 2016

The V&A welcomes applications for its new, one-week, intensive course, Creating Innovative Learning Programmes.

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