Learn

The V&A offers a huge variety of ways to learn about and engage with our collections as well as to benefit professionally from our experience and expertise. There is a vibrant and exciting programme of events and courses for primary, secondary, college students and teachers and our Learning Academy offers adult courses as well as training for professionals in the culture and heritage sector, both nationally and internationally. We also have great facilities in which to teach, study and get closer to our collections.

Learning Academy

Learning Academy

Do you want to know more about the history of art, design and performance or explore the worlds of fashion and style? Are you keen to develop the skills needed to work in the museum or heritage sector? If so then sign up for one of the many flexible part-time adult courses, study days and workshops run by our Learning Academy.

Talks

Talks

Join us for one of our hugely popular evening talks with leading figures in the world of art and design or for our free lunchtime lectures which delve deeper into our galleries and collections.

Primary schools

Primary schools

From handling replica objects and trying on costumes in our workshops and gallery sessions, to the ever-changing exhibition and displays programme, the V&A is the place to bring students to experience inspirational learning.

Download the Schools & Colleges 2016/17 brochure to discover and book our latest gallery sessions, workshops, events and more:

Secondary schools and colleges

Secondary schools and colleges

Secondary school and college students acquire new and transferable skills, knowledge, curiosity and inspiration from our extensive programme of activities and events. These range from free gallery-based sessions, curator talks and career days to DesignLab projects and Graphic Gathering competitions.

Download the Schools & Colleges 2016/17 brochure to discover and book our latest gallery sessions, workshops, events and more:

Teachers

Teachers

Download free resources, take part in artist-led practical sessions or come to one of our Twilight events to explore the latest exhibitions. Enrich your classroom practice and creativity through working with contemporary creative practitioners, museum experts and our unrivalled collection of art, design and performance.

Download the Schools & Colleges 2016/17 brochure to discover and book our latest gallery sessions, workshops, events and more:

Young people

Young people

Discover our programme of events for young people interested in fashion, digital design, performance and architecture. Take part in an exciting programme of workshops, courses, career-focussed events and free festivals.

Community engagement and outreach

Community engagement and outreach

Our uniquely tailored programmes for local community groups address barriers to engagement and support visits for people who are new to museums.

Museum Residency Programme

Museum Residency Programme

Supporting contemporary artists, designers and makers has always been at the heart of the V&A’s mission. Our Residency Programme enables creative practitioners to gain unique access to the Museum’s collections, archives and curatorial expertise.

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