10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays
Visitor: I like coming here, i like the backpacks.
Visitor: I love the art, i love the design. Its a feast for the eyes and i want to pass it on to my children as well. I want them to learn about other countries and other cultures.
Harriet Curnow: You can have a whole day out as a family here at the V&A and be occupied from 10 in the morning till 5 in the evening.
Visitor: There are loads of games to play. There is a lot of fun.
Harriet Curnow: There are some amazing spaces and rooms at the V&A, every time you turn a corner you see something new. Everyday of the year you can take out a backpack, you take pick out a trail or you can have a go at one of our hands-on interactive areas.
Sophia George: My Name is Sophia George and I’m the current Games Designer in residence at the V&A. My role here at the V&A is to design a game based on the British Galleries. The game i am designing is based on a furnishing fabric called Strawberry Thief by William Morris. We used that as inspiration to create a popup performance.
Nadia Shash: Here at the popup performance programme most of the time is really interactive stories, you get some storytelling, sometimes you get some music. All of them love to join in and play games, its just so much fun to see them getting up and using their imaginations and having a great time.
Irini Papadimitriou: Digital Kids, one of our family activities which happens around the year and its free drop in. We encourage families to work together and to learn about design processes inspired by the V&A collections and the current exhibitions.
Gayle Chong Kwan: So do any of you have an imaginary world that you dream about or you think about sometimes? We are going to make our own fantasy landscapes of what we think maybe a computer game could be.
Visitor: Its been fantastic. Just the freedom they have, just the freedom to create and equipment that they don’t necessarily have at home.
Harriet Curnow: With the backpack you can travel around the museum and discover new things, new places. In the hand-on interactive areas, you explore, open, find, touch, make… just do things and experiment. With a trail it takes you around the museum to places that maybe you have not been before. At the V&A you can see loads of stuff, you can see sculpture, you can see fashion, architecture, contemporary glass and objects from across the world.
Visitor: I think we have both had a wonderful time today. We were surprised by the great ideas that everybody came up with.
Visitor: I have come today because the V&A always puts on really creative imaginative workshops that push the kids minds a little bit further than the other places i find.
Visitor: It is something you can do together as a family and all ages can have a go. They really enjoy it and they ask to come back because they have had fun.
Harriet Curnow: If you come to South Kensington, the V&A - The Victoria and Albert Museum - there is always something for you to do here as a family. Its a great free day out.