From inspirational gallery visits to virtual sessions, online resources to teacher events, the V&A is the place for creative learning.
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All self-guided visits must be booked in advance, with three weeks' notice required.
Please note that we are currently unable to take any bookings for self-guided visits to V&A South Kensington and Young V&A, Bethnal Green, either online or over the phone for the rest of this term.
A new online booking system will be launching soon which will allow you to book self-guided visits to either of our London sites, as well as educational group visits to Young V&A's new exhibition Japan: Myths To Manga.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the following:
Develop the creative confidence of your class by taking part in a school workshop, led by our museum learning facilitators. These sessions will engage students with objects and themes in the V&A galleries and equip them with key creative skills that support the national curriculum.
The workshops take place across our two London sites at V&A South Kensington and Young V&A, Bethnal Green.
- EYFS: Sounds Good (45min) - Young V&A, Bethnal Green
- KS1 – 2: Pattern, Shape and Me (90 min) - V&A South Kensington
- KS1 – 2: Hero Arm (60 min) - Young V&A, Bethnal Green
- KS2: Think Small (60 min) - Young V&A, Bethnal Green
- KS2 – 3: Design Iteration and Prototyping (90 min) - V&A South Kensington
- KS3: Design Can! (90 min) - Young V&A, Bethnal Green. Design Can! workshops start in April 2024 but are available to prebook now.
- KS3 – 5: Fashion Conscience (90 min) - V&A South Kensington
- KS4 – 5: Design for Change (90 min) - V&A South Kensington
We can support your teaching with our fantastic online resources – including the new Explore the Collections online search tool which features amazing objects to use in the classroom to support the curriculum.
Our YouTube channel has a wealth of short films filled with artist and designer interviews, Object in Focus films and exhibitions.
Download our free resources to inspire learning across the curriculum.
Join us as expert speakers share information about their careers and current practice. Our webinars feature creatives working within a diverse range of industries, including fashion designers, scientists, artists, performers, curators and more.
Webinars can be viewed by multiple classes and give students the chance to look at the world of future opportunities available to them – all through the lens of design.
Bring your students to see selected screenings from the National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) – high quality recordings of key live performances from 1992 to present day.
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.
Download free resources or book one of our teacher events at the museum or online, to explore our collection and inspire your teaching. Enrich your classroom practice and creativity by working with contemporary creative practitioners, museum experts and our unrivalled collection of art, design and performance.
For advice about events or to enquire about INSET on request or ITT sessions, please contact: