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–Sun 27 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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Digital Kids: February Half-Term 2015
Digital Kids: February Half-Term 2015

Sat 14 February 2015–Sun 22 February 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Join our Digital Kids activity and help us create an interactive blue and white art landscape using digital tools.

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Pop Up Performance: February Half-Term 2015
Pop Up Performance: February Half-Term 2015

Sat 14 February 2015–Sun 22 February 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Solve the puzzle of the Willow Pattern, a famous blue and white ceramic print, in this interactive performance.

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Make It: Printing
Make It: Printing

Mon 16 February 2015–Fri 20 February 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Work with an artist to explore different printmaking techniques and create your own design inspired by the ceramics collection.

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The Imagination Station: February Half-Term 2015
The Imagination Station: February Half-Term 2015

Mon 16 February 2015–Sun 22 February 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Join us and get creative with ceramics this half-term. Imagine you’re an adventurer and collect ideas from around the world to design your own blue and white pattern to add to our installation.

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Digital Kids
Digital Kids

Sun 22 March 2015 10:30–17:00

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

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Norouz: Celebrating Spring at Persian New Year
Norouz: Celebrating Spring at Persian New Year

Sun 22 March 2015 12:00–17:00

FAMILY EVENT: Mark the beginning of the Persian New Year celebration of Norouz, come and listen to traditional songs, storytelling, sound art and poetry and watch dance performances.

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