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
Email: schools@vam.ac.uk

To book, contact:
Bookings Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00–17.30, Monday-Friday
Email: bookings.office@vam.ac.uk



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

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

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

Art & Design Teacher

£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.

Early Modern Dress: Fashion & Textiles
24 February 2017

Inspired by the Europe 1600 – 1815 galleries, this session will examine our new handling resource made up of two half-sized mannequins in Spanish Baroque dress. Work with a contemporary fashion designer to develop an understanding of garment construction and take inspiration for future design projects.

Digital Craft
24 March 2017

View the spectacular objects featured in the newly opened Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. This incredible collection celebrates some of the most beautiful objects ever made, many in precious materials, and often on a small scale. Gather inspiration for a practical session afterwards with a contemporary designer which celebrates both craft and the digital.

Teacher Twilights

Teacher Twilights

Thank you for a superb evening. It was fascinating and a real privilege to look behind the scenes.

DT Teacher

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

ITT Introductory Sessions

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: schools@vam.ac.uk

Further information

  • Find out about our exciting programme for Primary schools.
  • Learn more about the opportunities for Secondary schools & colleges.
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