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A brief history of vampires

Step into the dark and mysterious world of vampires! Explore Bram Stoker’s timeless horror masterpiece, ‘Dracula’ and learn all about the history of these mythical monsters.

The V&A’s Lydia Caston and Ruth Hibbard invite you to carefully unveil a treasure trove of haunting artifacts with them. Delve into the prints, posters, photography and drawings in which Dracula is used as a symbol of death and decay.

See if you can spot the squashed bat in the book!

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Promoting the Young V&A museum in Bethnal Green, London. A new museum for creativity. Now open, free for all.