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The new Schools Programme for 2015/16 is now open for bookings. Download the brochure to find out about new sessions and events.

Practical Workshops

Practical Workshops. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Practical Workshops

Hands-on, cross-curricular sessions led by professional artists and designers.

‘Fantastic day - really engaged a wide variety of pupils of different abilities. Excellent!’
KS2 Teacher

Pop-Up Stories KS1 & 2

Uncover exciting stories hiding in objects and use these as starting points to create a pop-up book.
Art & Design | DT | Literacy

Dates: 30 September, 16 October, 18 November; 8 January, 26 February, 18 March; 11 April, 9 May, 17 June

Incredible Inventions KS1 & 2

Incredible Inventions workshop. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Incredible Inventions workshop. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

KS 1 & 2 – DT/History

Discover weird and wonderful inventions before creating your own extraordinary designs.
DT | History

Dates: 9 October, 20 November, 14 December; 15 January, 22 February, 11 March; 11 April, 9 May, 17 June

Perfect Patterns KS2

Investigate objects and patterns from the Islamic Middle East, then create your own digital patterns.

Art & Design | Maths | RE | Computing

Dates: 19 October, 9 & 30 November; 18 & 25 January, 29 February; 22 April, 13 May, 10 June

Explore Build Play KS2

Imagine turning the Museum into a fantasy playground. Then test out your ideas and build models back in the studio.

DT | Art & Design
DATES: 11 September, 23 November; 29 January, 1 March; 16 May, 24 June

Cost: £100
Timing: 10.30-12.30
Capacity: Maximum of 30 students per session

Book now on +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email

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The Making of Sculpture (Paperback)

The Making of Sculpture (Paperback)

A historical and technical guide to the materials and techniques of European sculpture, based on the collections at the V&A. Casting, carving and …

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

Visit the V&A exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Event - Sketching on Your iPad

Sat 11 July 2015 10:30–17:00

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: This friendly introduction will teach you how to sketch on your iPad through inspiring drawing and instruction in the collections and galleries of the V&A.

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