Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

We run an exciting and diverse programme of activities for families at the V&A. We want families to come and explore, enjoy and be inspired by our wonderful collections and spaces. You can pick up a family trail or borrow a back-pack and venture into the galleries where there are also many hands-on exhibits to find and play with. At the weekends, families can interact with a Pop-up Performance on Saturday or pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, and then create fantastic designs with the Drop-in Design team on Sundays. During the school holidays, families can take part in Digital Kids and The Imagination Station or book onto a Make-it workshop.

Hands-on galleries
Hands-on galleries

Wed 01 January 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

FREE DISPLAYS: There are hundreds of exciting hands-on exhibits throughout the V&A.

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Back-Packs
Back-Packs

Tue 01 April 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.

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Trails
Trails

Tue 01 April 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

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.

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Pop-up Performance.
Pop-up Performance.

Sat 05 April 2014–Sat 27 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated (programmes for ages 2+ also available first Saturday of every month).

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Drop-in Design
Drop-in Design

Sun 06 July 2014–Sun 28 September 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and bring your own fantastic ideas to life.

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The Imagination Station - Summer Holidays
The Imagination Station - Summer Holidays

Mon 04 August 2014–Fri 29 August 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Record your family’s journey across the Museum and add it to a sculptural column. Activity designed by Exhibition Road Drawing Resident Liam O’Connor.

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Make-it: Clay - Summer Holidays
Make-it: Clay - Summer Holidays

Wed 06 August 2014–Wed 27 August 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Join Ceramic Resident Nao Matsunaga and make a mythical beast out of clay and other unusual materials.

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Digital Kids
Digital Kids

Sun 31 August 2014 10:30

FAMILY EVENT: Have fun creating your own digital art with help from experts.

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Drop-in Design
Drop-in Design

Sun 05 October 2014–Sun 28 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, then create your own with help from our friendly team.

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Big Draw 2014
Big Draw 2014

Sun 12 October 2014 10:30

FAMILY EVENT: Take part in a day of drawing fun for all ages. Design a magical hat inspired by Clara Button and add it to our hat-shop installation.

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Digital Kids October Half Term
Digital Kids October Half Term

Sat 25 October 2014–Sun 02 November 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Have fun creating your own digital art with help from experts.

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Pop-up Performance - October Half-Term
Pop-up Performance - October Half-Term

Sat 25 October 2014–Sun 02 November 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Take part in an atmospheric story/poetry-making performance inspired by Constable’s
countryside scenes.

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Make-it: Painting - October Half-Term
Make-it: Painting - October Half-Term

Mon 27 October 2014–Fri 31 October 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Work with a landscape painter to recreate details from some of Constable’s famous
paintings.

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Digital Kids
Digital Kids

Sun 07 December 2014 10:30

FAMILY EVENT: Have fun creating your own digital art with help from experts.

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Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year
Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with dance performances and interactive workshops.

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Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year
Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year

Mon 29 December 2014–Fri 02 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with dance performances and interactive workshops.

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