Teachers’ Programme

Download a copy of the 2014-2015 Schools Brochure (PDF File, 4.6 MB)

‘Thanks for the great day! Really relevant and stimulating with much to think about on the way home and in school.’ (Primary Teacher)

Educators Private View © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Educators Private View © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

FREE Teacher Twilights

Hear from curators about our latest exhibitions, pick up free resources, find out about planning a visit to exhibitions for your group, have a glass of wine and enjoy free entry to an exhibition.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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

Cost: Free
Timing: 17.45–20.00
Booking Essential (limited spaces available)
Book now on +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Ceramicist in Residence, Matthew Raw © Victoria and Albert Museum

Ceramicist in Residence, Matthew Raw © Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A Sanctuary

Recharge your creative batteries and work with artists, designers and makers. Enjoy meeting other teachers, try out new techniques, develop your own creative talents and get inspiration to take back to the classroom.

Ceramics

13 February
Work with current Ceramicist in Residence, Matthew Raw, to learn about his process and experiment with clay.

Computer Coding

20 March
Develop your computer coding skills in this digital design session.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

8 May 2015
Visit this year’s most anticipated design exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and work with a fashion designer to explore some of McQueen’s iconic themes back in the studio.

What is Luxury?

12 June 2015
Investigate extraordinary craftsmanship across a range of disciplines in the forthcoming exhibition What is Luxury?  Experiment with specialist craft techniques with a seasoned designer maker.

Shoes

10 July 2015
Explore incredible footwear design in the unique exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain and work with a contemporary designer back in the studio.

Cost: £20 per person (includes refreshments)
Timing: 17.45–20.00
Book now on +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email booking.office@vam.ac.uk
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InSET on request

We offer tailored InSET sessions on request which explore ways of using the V&A’s collections to extend and enhance the delivery of the curriculum. Through interactive activities, with content specifically designed to meet your groups’ needs, discover exciting and creative ideas to use on a visit and back at school.

Whole day: £500 for 10–15 people, £50 for each additional person Half-day or twilight: £250 for up to 15 people, £25 for each additional person (includes tea and coffee, additional charge for lunch)
Contact schools@vam.ac.uk to find out more and book.

FREE ITT Introductory Sessions

These one-hour sessions for teacher training providers offer an overview of the V&A Collections as a teaching and learning resource.

Contact schools@vam.ac.uk to find out more and book.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

Help us buy The Wolsey Angels

Event - Trails

Tue 01 April 2014–Thu 31 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

Book online