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.

Drop In Design
Drop In Design
Free entry

Sun 07 September 2008–Sun 27 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and bring your own fantastic ideas to life. On selected days, create an Outrageous Outfit, curate a Cabinet of Curiosities, design your own Pop up Playground and make your own monogram in Lively Letters.

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Back Packs
Back Packs

Wed 01 January 2014–Thu 31 December 2015

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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Pop-up Performance
Pop-up Performance

Sat 11 January 2014–Sat 26 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities every Saturday.
Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

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Trails
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.

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Hands-On Exhibits
Hands-On Exhibits

Sat 14 March 2015–Thu 31 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits throughout the Museum.

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Digital Kids- May Half Term
Digital Kids- May Half Term

Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Create your own digital art with help from experts.

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The Imagination Station: May Half-Term
The Imagination Station: May Half-Term

Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Experience the world of Renaissance Italy in an interactive performance this May half-term. Who will you meet?

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Pop-up Performance: May Half-Term
Pop-up Performance: May Half-Term

Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Experience the world of Renaissance Italy with this interactive performance. Who will you meet? Soak up the atmosphere in the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and play your part in the story.

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Make It: Sculpture
Make It: Sculpture

Mon 25 May 2015–Fri 29 May 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Work with an artist to explore the technique of plaster casting and make your own piece of art inspired by the newly refurbished Weston Cast Court.

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BSL Interpreted Pop-Up Performance
BSL Interpreted Pop-Up Performance

Thu 28 May 2015 11:00–12:00

FAMILY EVENT: Join this BSL interpreted Pop-ip Performances and you'll meet fantastical characters and hear strange and wonderful tales.

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Pop-up Performance: Refugee Week
Pop-up Performance: Refugee Week

Sat 20 June 2015–Sun 21 June 2015

Take part in a traditional Syrian storytelling session.

Suitable for all the family

Recommended for ages 3+

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Drop-In Design: Refugee Week
Drop-In Design: Refugee Week

Sun 21 June 2015 10:30–17:00

FAMILY EVENT: Join us to create your own Kaleidoscope mirrored box inspired by the new Damascus Room display.

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Arts & Crafts Calendar 2016

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - Digital Kids- May Half Term

Sat 23 May 2015–Sun 31 May 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Create your own digital art with help from experts.

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