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 for inspirational learning.

Please note we have temporarily suspended school visits to the museum. Find out about the V&A Virtual Classroom here, and sign up to our newsletter to keep updated on our programmes.

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V&A Virtual Classroom

V&A Virtual Classroom

Connect your class to the V&A via Zoom with our live interactive sessions. Delivered by museum educators and professional designers, we bring objects and design to life virtually.

20th Century Design / KS3, 4 and 5
In this virtual session streamed live to your class via Zoom, students will have the chance to explore iconic 20th century design objects from the V&A’s collections through interactive activities with a professional designer.


V&A Voyage / KS1 and 2
Take your students on a voyage around some of the V&A’s most treasured objects to uncover their incredible stories.

Pattern and Maths / KS2
Our extensive secondary schools and colleges programme is designed to give students advice and practical hands-on experience of working in the creative industries and opportunities to meet and work with professional artists, designers and performers.

Resources

Resources

Use our curriculum-linked resources and activities to design exciting self-guided visits to the museum, and to inspire activities in the classroom.

Our range of resources include fantastic ideas to inspire learning in the classroom or on a visit to the museum. Themes include, Islamic art and design, China, Japan and India, as well as British history, 20th century design, fashion, photography and jewellery.

V&A INNOVATE

V&A INNOVATE

V&A Innovate is a teachers' resource hub and annual National Schools Challenge, asking students in years 7, 8 and 9 to work in teams to design a solution to a real-world problem.

Combining the shared knowledge of today's leading designers with our world-leading collections, this Key Stage 3 initiative will energise the next generation of creative, thoughtful and change-making young innovators.

Exam topic and bespoke sessions

Exam topic and bespoke sessions

Need help delivering a particular module or exam topic? We'd love to hear from you. The breadth of our collections and expertise covers a huge range of subjects. Our team can offer advice or we can devise and deliver a research day, tour or workshop.

Contact: schools@vam.ac.uk
A minimum of six weeks' notice is required for tailored sessions and costs apply.