Victoria and Albert Museum
020 7942 2000
Area: Chiswick Fulham Ealing
Family Activities at the V&A
We run an exciting and diverse programme of activities for families at the V&A. We want families to come and explore, enjoy and be inspired by our wonderful collections and spaces. You can pick up a family trail or borrow a back-pack and venture into the galleries where there are also many hands-on exhibits to find and play with. At the weekends, families can interact with a Pop-up Performance on Saturday or pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, and then create fantastic designs with the Drop-in Design team on Sundays. During the school holidays, families can take part in Digital Kids and The Imagination Station or book onto a Make-it workshop.
ALL YEAR ROUND:
Family Art Fun! Trails
Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games. Trails are suitable for children aged 7–12. Choose from:
- Glorious Gardens - be led around the museum by our very own ceramic gardener and design your own garden.
The Undiscovered Museum - follow the images and discover the museum. As you explore, you could take your own photographs and then create a trail at home.
Our award winning activity back-packs are recommended for 5-12 years. Choose from: An Adventure in China, Discovering Architecture, Emperor's Party, Fancy Furnishings, Magic Glasses, Middle Eastern Marvels or Time Traveller. Agent Animal is available for under 5s.
Pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, then create your own with help from our friendly team. These exciting events happen every Sunday (excluding school holidays when other activities are available).
Pop Up Performance
Enjoy the V&A collection with fun, interactive gallery performances for all the family, available on Saturdays.
During school holidays you will find special activities running throughout the week linked to the latest exhibitions in the Museum, letting you try your hand at 3D printing, green screen photography and more!
Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 17:45
Fri: 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 17:45
About the V&A
Victoria and Albert Museum: The world’s greatest museum of art and design. The V&As collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.
The collections of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
The museum possesses the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, the holdings of Italian Renaissance items are the largest outside Italy. The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork.