Hands-On Exhibits in the Galleries

Hands-On Exhibits in the Galleries © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Hands-On Exhibits in the Galleries © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Explore a place of wonder

Hunt for treasures from sparkly jewels to samurai swords, journey back to Medieval, Tudor and Victorian times; get up close to West End costumes and famous fashion.

There are hundreds of exciting hands-on exhibits throughout the Victoria and Albert Museum – look for the hands-on symbol on the Museum map.

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Many of our galleries have interactive elements ranging from touch objects to videos, replica costume to digital interactives, including:

  • Try on Victorian costume or build a replica of the Crystal Palace in the British Galleries (Victorian Discovery Area, Room 122b)
  • Make a brass rubbing or do a giant slider puzzle made of replica medieval tiles (Discover the Medieval World, Room 10c)
  • Put your hand inside an armour gauntlet and feel its weight (Renaissance Galleries, Room 62)
  • Find out how pots are made through touch objects and construction activities (Ceramics Galleries, Room 143)
  • Design your own tea post (Ceramics Galleries, Room 143)
  • Dress up in theatre costumes, including Grimaldi the clown  (Theatre & Performance Galleries, Rooms 103-106)

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Gauntlet to try on in the Renaissance Galleries @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Gauntlet to try on in the Renaissance Galleries @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

'How ceramics are fired' interactive in the Ceramics Gallery, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Objects to touch in the Renaissance Galleries @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Objects to touch in the Renaissance Galleries @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award wining games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Event - Hands-on galleries

Wed 01 January 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

FREE DISPLAYS: There are hundreds of exciting hands-on exhibits throughout the V&A.

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