Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

23 April 2014 marked the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The V&A celebrated the birthday of the world’s most famous playwright with a range of special events and activities across the Museum. Highlights included a display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries, a Shakespeare Trail across the Museum, a book celebrating Shakespeare-related objects in the Museum’s collections, and a special Shakespeare Festival which ran from 21 April – 4 May 2014.