Drop In Design

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    Family Events
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FAMILY EVENT: Explore the V&A's collections through drawing and making activities. Choose a challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries then create and make your own designs as a family - from fantasy doors to fancy hats.

Sundays, 10.30-17.00

Sunday 24 November - Design A Magical Hat
The V&A is full of wonderful things, including lots of hats. In the book 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day', Clara and her family visit the museum for a special day out. Design your own magical hat inspired by the V&A.

Sunday 1 December - Pop-up Playgrounds
Families imagine what it would be like if the V&A was their playground and they could play on all the fabulous furniture, objects and sculptures. Families design and make pop-up playgrounds displaying all the objects they would like to slide down, bounce on, climb up or play on.
Activity designed by Abberant Architecture

Sunday 8 December - Walking the Line
Families go on a hunt to discover different kinds of lines. They may be squiggly lines, fat lines, dotted lines, wobbly lines etc. They use their discoveries to create an imaginary door to a fantasy world made entirely of lines.

Sunday 15 December - Extraordinary Structures
Make extraordinary structures inspired by shapes, surfaces and patterns you find in the Museum.
Inspired by the Heatherwick Studio exhibition in 2012

Sunday 22 December - Design a Magical Hat
The V&A is full of wonderful things, including lots of hats. In the book 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day', Clara and her family visit the museum for a special day out. Design your own magical hat inspired by the V&A.

Sunday 29 December & 5 January - Christmas & New Year Programme
Join us over Christmas & New Year for a range of activities celebrating the Pearls exhibition. Dive into the Museum, discover natural wonders from the sea and design your own treasure at the Imagination Station. Set sail in search of fortune and adventure with the merchant sailor of Qatar in Pop-up Performance, and take part in a treasure hunt, discover the story of pearls and design your own jewellery in Digital Kids.

Drop in Design takes place on Sundays except during the school holidays when a variety of other activities take place. Please See the Family Art Fun Calendar for details.

Free Event or Display

This event is free and drop-in