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 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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The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year 2014
The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year 2014
Free entry

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Explore the magical and surreal world of turn-of-the-century Russian theatrical design.

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Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year 2014
Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year 2014

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

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

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Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year 2014
Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year 2014

Mon 29 December 2014–Fri 02 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with dance performances this Christmas and New Year.

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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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