Download free resources, take part in artist-led practical sessions or come to one of our Twilight events to explore the latest exhibitions. Enrich your classroom practice and creativity through working with contemporary creative practitioners, museum experts and our unrivalled collection of art, design and performance.

Please note we have temporally suspended our onsite teacher programme. Sign up to our newsletter to keep updated on our upcoming programme and for details of our Teachers’ Collective

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For advice about any of the events listed below or to enquire about INSET on request or ITT sessions please contact:

Learning Co-ordinator
Email: schools@vam.ac.uk

Find out more about our exciting programme for Primary schools and Secondary Schools & Colleges.



Use our resources for Primary and Secondary schools to support self-guided visits and inspire activities back at school.

InSET on request

InSET on request

Thanks for the great day! Really relevant and stimulating with much to think about on the way home and in school.

Primary Teacher

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)

V&A Sanctuary

V&A Sanctuary

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.

V&A Sanctuary: Kimono
27 March 2020
Book now

Places limited | booking essential.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 09.30 – 17.30, 7 days a week

Always enjoy the Sanctuaries! So great to be around someone with so much passion and enthusiasm!

Art & Design Teacher
Teacher Twilights

Teacher Twilights

Find out about the latest exhibitions from our museum experts. Enjoy a drink with colleagues and pick up free teachers’ resources.

Teacher Twilight: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
6 March 2020
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Thank you for a superb evening. It was fascinating and a real privilege to look behind the scenes.

DT Teacher
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.

Free Initial Teacher Training Sessions

Free Initial Teacher Training Sessions

These one-hour sessions are for teacher training providers (ITT) and newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Join the Schools team to gain an overview of the museum’s collections as a teaching and learning resource for use back in the classroom.

Free | please book as places are limited

29 June 2020
11.00 – 12.00

Secondary Art & Design and D&T
29 June 2020
14.00 – 15.00

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 09.30 – 17.30, 7 days a week

Very inspiring and stimulating for me as a teacher as well as an opportunity for me to share ideas around my own practice

D&T teacher