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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Self-guided visits

All school self-guided visits must be booked online in advance.

Book for either of our London museums, as well as visits to Young V&A's exhibition Japan: Myths To Manga and V&A South Kensington's Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence.

You will need to log in to make a booking. Don't have an account? Request an account for your school.

How to book

Creating an account

Your school will need an account to make a booking. Request one and our Contact Centre team will aim to approve within 24 hours.

Already have an account? Sign in and book a visit.

Why do I need an account?

With an account you can book a free school visit online instantly.

In the future, you'll also be able to book paid workshops and events. Having an account will make it easier to manage payment for your school.

Can I add more logins to an account?

Yes, you can create additional teacher and administrator logins. When your school’s account is approved, you'll receive a confirmation email which includes a company code. Use this code to set up an additional login.

I've forgotten my password

Go to the sign in page and select ‘forgotten password’.

How do I get my tickets?

You will get a confirmation email with all the information you need about your visit, including your tickets to be scanned on the day.

Do higher education groups need to book?

No. Higher education institutions such as universities don't need to book in advance. Depending on your group size you may be asked to split up while in smaller galleries, exhibitions and on tours. This is so all visitors can access and enjoy the museum.

Need help?

Contact for V&A South Kensington and for Young V&A.

In-person workshops

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.

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.

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.

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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