Visit the V&A as a family

The V&A is temporarily closed, we hope to see you again in December. Keep up to date with the latest museum announcements on our blog and social media.

While our doors are closed, there's lots for families to explore online, including games, interactives and drawing and making activities – all inspired by our incredible collections. You can also still book a ticket for a future visit.

Games and activities

Games and activities

Our online games and interactives bring the museum to life.

Design a Wig
Get creative and design your own fantastic 18th-century wig.

Terrible Trades
Can you become a master of your trade? Start the game as an apprentice and test your skills.

Design and make your own story
Imagine a story inspired by things in your house or objects in our museum, and bring it to life.

Design and make a surreal critter
Create a funky creature inspired by our collections with these drawing challenges.

Trails

Trails

Families trail
Are you ready to go on an adventure? The 'explore as a family' digital trail takes you on a journey through V&A galleries, exploring some of the wonders of the museum – from an emperor's throne and dragons, to plaster casts and wigs!

Secret Seekers
This online game is designed to be used in the museum and includes original illustrations and animations. Set off on a treasure hunt to unlock the secrets of the museum hidden in its walls.

Visit essentials

Visit essentials

Eat and rest

Unfortunately the Sackler Centre Lunchroom is currently closed. Please see out visit page for the latest information on our cafés.

Children's meal boxes and highchairs are available in our cafés. Packed lunches can be eaten in the John Madejski Garden. A children’s menu is also available in our Members' Room.

Breastfeeding and buggies
Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the museum. Quiet spaces are available for those who prefer privacy. Ask a member of staff to direct you to a buggy park. Baby changing facilities are in most toilets.

Access
Find out more about accessibility at the V&A.
Plan your visit.

Other info
Unfortunately the Sackler Centre is currently closed and we are not able to give out backpacks or maps. Thanks for your understanding.

Some of our interactive objects are not in use at this time – these have been signposted in each individual location.

Top objects to see with kids

Top objects to see with kids

Explore the free galleries to find your family's favourite objects. With over 60,000 objects and artworks on display, where will your adventure take you?

Don't know where to start? Try our digital families trail to find 12 unmissable family-friendly objects.

(Left to right) Tipu's Tiger, 1780s or 1790s, Mysore, India. Museum no. 2545 (IS). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bashaw, 'the faithful friend of man', statue, Matthew Coates Wyatt, 1832 – 34, England. Museum no. 
A.4:1 to 6-1960. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Suit of armour, unknown maker, about 1800, Japan. Museum no. M.130:1 to 8-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
(Left to right) Tipu's Tiger, 1780s or 1790s, Mysore, India. Museum no. 2545 (IS). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bashaw, 'the faithful friend of man', statue, Matthew Coates Wyatt, 1832 – 34, England. Museum no. A.4:1 to 6-1960. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Suit of armour, unknown maker, about 1800, Japan. Museum no. M.130:1 to 8-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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