Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Ever wondered what it’s like inside an artist’s studio, where designers get their great ideas from, or how an artist makes their final piece? We give chosen practitioners a studio space within the Museum, usually for a six month period, and invite the public to learn about their practice through a range of different activities, workshops and open studios. Artists are also given special access to our collections and resources with the aim of inspiring them to make new and dynamic work during their residency.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

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Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

The Museum of Childhood traces the history of childhood through some of the museum's most cherished objects. The book reveals how children have played…

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Event - Trails

Tue 01 April 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Sackler Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

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