We offer a vibrant and diverse programme of events for teachers. Our practical workshops and evening events will inspire, inform and arm you with free resources to enable guided and self-guided tours of our permanent collections, exciting exhibitions and displays. We also offer bespoke training sessions designed to support your teaching as well as training for newly qualified teachers on how to use our collections as a learning resource.
Download the Schools & Colleges 2016/17 brochure to find out more and book any of the sessions, workshops and events:
For advice about any of the events listed below or making a visit contact:
Schools Liaison Administrator
Don’t miss our upcoming special event for DT teachers:
V&A DT GCSE Symposium
Tuesday 11 July, 10.30-15.30
Join the V&A schools team, museum curators, subject specialists and fellow teachers for this hands-on event to find out how the V&A can support the new DT GCSE qualification and beyond. Explore the Museum’s world-class collections of 20th century design, pick up copies of our new 20th century resource, take part in hands-on sessions devised to support the teaching of the new qualification and hear from leading figures in the world of Design & Technology.
FREE, booking essential. Includes refreshments, lunch and materials
To book, contact:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 9.00–17.30, Monday-Friday
Download our free teachers' resources for information and ideas about how to use our collections, exhibitions and displays before, during and after your visit to the Museum.
InSET on request
Thanks for the great day! Really relevant and stimulating with much to think about on the way home and in school.
Whole day: £750 for 10 to 15 people, £75 for each additional person.
Half-day or Teacher Twilight: £375 for 10 to 15 people, £37.50 for each additional person.
Includes tea & coffee, additional charge for lunch.
Let us organise a bespoke training session tailored to supporting your teaching or choose from one of our popular themes listed below:
• Exam topic support
• Put STEAM into the curriculum
• Use museum objects to develop creativity across the curriculum
• Use archives to inspire devised performance
• Develop literacy and numeracy through art, design and performance
• Choose one of our Primary or Secondary workshops (additional charge for artist)
Always enjoy the Sanctuaries! So great to be around someone with so much passion and enthusiasm!
£20 per person, including materials and refreshments.
17.45–20.30, selected Fridays
Booking essential: Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Spend a Friday evening with us visiting an exhibition, display or exploring a particular area of the collection before getting hands-on in one of our themed practical workshops for Primary and Secondary teachers led by artists, designers and performers.
9 June 2017
Meet our new artist-in-residence, get a sneak peek into their onsite studio and spend the evening exploring the V&A’s beautiful Ceramics galleries together before heading back to the studio to get practical with hands-on activities.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
7 July 2017
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore our upcoming Balenciaga exhibition with a contemporary Fashion designer. Take inspiration from the iconic fashion powerhouse before heading back to the studio to get creative.
Thank you for a superb evening. It was fascinating and a real privilege to look behind the scenes.
17.45–20.00, selected Fridays
Places limited, booking essential.
Explore and learn about the latest exhibitions with our experts. Enjoy a drink with colleagues and pick up free teachers’ resources.
More information about upcoming events coming soon. Register your interest at Schools@vam.ac.uk
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
16 June 2017
This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition. Join us for a glass of wine and find out more about this exquisite show from our expert curatorial team before enjoying a special preview with colleagues.
ITT Introductory Sessions
These one hour Initial Teacher Training (ITT) sessions offer an overview of the V&A Collections as a teaching and learning resource.
To find out more and book contact: firstname.lastname@example.org