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 visits to 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.

To book places on V&A Sanctuary and Teachers Twilight events please follow the online booking links next to each event, or call:

Contact Centre
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 09.00-17.30, 7 days a week
Email: bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

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

Schools Liaison Administrator
Email: schools@vam.ac.uk

Download the brochure to discover and book our latest gallery sessions, workshops, events and more:

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



Use our curriculum-linked resources and activities to design exciting self-guided visits to the museum, and to inspire activities in the classroom.

Our range of resources include a new 20th century design resource to support secondary Art & Design and Design &Technology, plus two new resources for primary; Japan and Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic.

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: Ceramics
23 March 2018, 17.45 – 20.30
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V&A Sanctuary Satellite: Century of the Child: Nordic Design
27 April 2018, 17.45 – 20.30
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(Please note this event will be taking place at the Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green)

V&A Sanctuary: The Future Starts Here
22 June 2018, 17.45–20.30
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Places limited, booking essential.

£25 per person (including refreshments)
Places limited, booking essential.
To book: Tel +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 09.00-17.30, 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

Get ideas and inspiration for an exhibition visit with your group. These special events include talks from Museum curators, free resources and refreshments, as well as entry to the exhibition.

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up
29 June 2018
17.45 – 20.00
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Places limited, booking essential.
To book: Tel +44 (0)20 7942 2000, 09.00-17.30, 7 days a week.

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

DT Teacher
ITT Introductory Sessions

ITT Introductory Sessions

These one hour sessions for teacher training providers offer an overview of the Museum collections as a teaching and learning resource.

Available on request
To find out more and book contact: schools@vam.ac.uk