V&A Museum

In a nutshell

There is plenty to do with the family at the V&A including family art fun trails, hands on exhibits in the galleries and make-it workshops.


Cromwell Road, London

Contact details

Tel: 0207 9422000

Activity type

Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

V&A Museum details...

Visit this amazing museum with the family on a day out in London. Discover 3000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world’s richest cultures. New for 2016 is the Engineering Season that runs until November, see the V&A Garden transformed with a newly-commissioned installation inspired by nature and fabricated by robots, the Elytra Filament Pavilion will explore the impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design, engineering and making. It will be a real staple to the summer season at the V&A and kids will love the nod to robots! In recent years, the V&A has undergone a dramatic programme of renewal and restoration. Highlights include the Medieval Renaissance galleries containing some of the greatest surviving treasures from the period, the breath-taking Jewellery gallery and the stunning British Galleries, illustrating the history of Britain through the nation’s art and design. In addition to its outstanding free permanent collection, the V&A offers a programme of temporary exhibitions and an extensive events programme. School workshops are available but it is recommended to book in advance. Two hour sessions allow children to explore the different galleries on offer and follow up with lively hands on studio-based activities with a professional artist or designer. KS1-2 Gallery Sessions are also open to book. There are a number of different sessions including History of world dress, investigating patterns and voyage around the world with different religious objects and clothes from India, China and the Islamic Middle East. There is plenty to do with the family at the V&A including Family art fun trails, hands on exhibits in the galleries and Make-it workshops. Try your hands at one of the family trails and explore the museum through games, drawings and puzzles.

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