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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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.

In-person workshops

In-person workshops

Unlock the V&A's collections using modern design skills. Enrich your visit with a choice of 1.5 hour facilitated workshops on one of the following themes:

  • Pattern, Shape and Me (KS1 – 2)
  • Design Iteration and Prototyping (KS2 – 3)
  • Fashion Conscience (KS3 – 5)
  • Design for Change (KS4 – 5)
Schools' Screen

Schools' Screen

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.



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.

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.

Self-guided visits

Self-guided visits

All self-guided visits must be booked in advance, with three weeks' notice required. To request a school group visit, please complete the booking request form below.

The V&A family of museums currently includes two London sites:

V&A South Kensington

From fashion and jewellery, to ceramics and architecture, a visit to V&A South Kensington offers inspiring learning opportunities for your students right across the curriculum.

In advance of your visit to V&A South Kensington:

If you have any questions or need help planning a visit, please contact V&A South Kensington:

Young V&A, Bethnal Green

Young V&A's permanent galleries provide opportunities to explore and get hands-on with your group. You can invent and share stories inspired by our objects in the Imagine Gallery, hone teamwork skills through collaborative play in the Play Gallery, and explore material and manufacturing processes in the Design Gallery.

In advance of your visit to Young V&A, Bethnal Green:

  • Read our visit guidelines for advice about booking and what to expect on the day of your visit
  • Our Health & Safety and risk identification information will help you complete your risk assessment ahead of your visit

If you have any questions or need help planning a visit, please contact Young V&A, Bethnal Green:

Teacher events

Teacher events

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:

Learning Co-ordinator

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