Open daily from 10:00 to 17:45
Open Friday from 10:00 to 22:00
Family Art Fun! Free activities are available every day and special workshops run during the school holidays.
The families community programme aims to act as an invitation to local families and communities to use and explore the Museum.
Why the V&A encourages family visits, and provides activities and events that interest and involve adults and children alike.
There are interactive displays throughout the Museum. You can dress up, try on armour, make a brass rubbing or design a coat of arms.
Pick up one of our free family trails and set off to explore the Museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.
Our award-winning backpacks are full of brilliant hands-on activities including jigsaws, stories, puzzles, construction games and things to handle. Backpacks are free to borrow and do not need to be booked.
Every Saturday and school holiday, come along to a performance event in the Museum including drama workshops, interactive gallery plays, music, dance, storytelling, puppetry and film. Performances also run on special events and Family Days.
Become a design detective and search the V&A for design clues and ideas. Join our team back in the Sackler Centre and use your discoveries to create imaginative new designs using a wonderful range of materials.
The Imagination Station is all about creativity and ideas. Visit to have fun exploring the museum and let your imagination run wild!
The Make-it workshops give families an opportunity to work together with a practising artist or designer in a relaxed environment. Participants get expert guidance from a specialist maker using quality materials. These take place in our Studio spaces.
Come and join us for Digital Kids activities in our state-of-the-art digital studio and get creative with a five minute blast or make your masterpiece in an hour! Let you creativity and imagination run free with our family friendly activities.
The V&A offers a range of facilities to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable. Find out what's available to meet your needs.
Mother hen with a family trio of followers. Wind up this clockwork toy to see them waddle along like a real family of ducks.…
Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.
FAMILIES: Create your own costume for a procession.