Bat showing it's fangs outlined by a green halo effect on a red and yellow spotty background

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!

Just a quick random question – you don’t have to answer it if you don’t want to.

Have you heard of the V&A Museum (or Young V&A)?

A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Yes and I love it! 15%

I already knew about it. 11%

Nope, it’s new to me! 38%

Not really sure what it is? 36%

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