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
Please note that this event has sold out. 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
Sold Out
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.


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.

£36 per person to include entry to the exhibition, as well as materials and refreshments

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.


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 (unless otherwise stated)
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.

Interactive Map

Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

Launch the Interactive Map

Event - Performance Festival 2015

Thu 23 April 2015–Sun 03 May 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Join us for the V&A’s second annual performance festival, celebrating performance, place, politics and process to mark the acquisition of legendary director Peter Brook’s personal papers.

Book online