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Trails

Trails

Digital Families trail

Are you ready to go on an adventure? The Explore as a Family digital trail takes you on a journey through V&A galleries, exploring some of the wonders of the museum – from an emperor's throne and dragons, to plaster casts and wigs!

Secret Seekers
Set off on a treasure hunt during your next trip to the museum and unlock the secrets hidden in its walls with this online game.

The Curious Family trail
The V&A needs you! The creatures of Wonderland are spreading nonsense around the museum. Can you follow the clues around the galleries and help restore logic before it's too late?

Refugee Stories trail
Go on a journey around the museum and explore six objects that tell a story about people who became refugees.

Family events

Family events

Take part in our online events and workshops. Make, play and perform with artists, designers and architects.

Visit essentials

Visit essentials

The Sackler Centre for arts education is now open. Here you can pick up a range of free family activities everyday.

Children's meal deals and highchairs are available in our cafés. Packed lunches can be eaten in the John Madejski Garden.

Breastfeeding and buggies
Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the museum. Quiet spaces are available for those who prefer privacy. Ask a member of staff to direct you to a buggy park. Baby changing facilities are in most toilets.

Access
Find out more about accessibility at the V&A.
Plan your visit.

Games and activities

Games and activities

There's lots for families to explore online, including games, interactives and drawing and making activities – all inspired by our incredible collections.

Design a Wig
Get creative and design your own fantastic 18th-century wig.

Terrible Trades
Can you become a master of your trade? Start the game as an apprentice and test your skills.

Design and make your own story
Imagine a story inspired by things in your house or objects in our museum, and bring it to life.

Design and make a surreal critter
Create a funky creature inspired by our collections with these drawing challenges.

Design a tile pattern
Discover new shapes and patterns though our collection of Islamic art.

Design and make a spectacular party outfit
Design a party outfit inspired by the shapes and patterns of men's fashion through the ages.

Let’s Make Wednesdays
Challenge yourself with these creative art and design activities to do at home, inspired by some of the extraordinary objects in the V&A collection.

What is Design?
Find out about design in the world around you. Why not have a go at designing something yourself!

Why Do We Wear Clothes?
Discover wacky facts and see some amazing clothes from designers and cultures around the world!

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