Victoria and Albert Museum

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As the world's leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00 - please see Gallery Closures for further information)
Closing commences 10 minutes before time stated

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December

Admission charges

Admission free
There may be a charge for some special exhibitions and events

Getting there

London Underground (The Tube): The V&A is a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line). South Kensington is a five minute tube journey from Victoria, ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from King's Cross St Pancras.

The V&A is a ten minute walk from Knightsbridge underground station (on the Piccadilly Line). Knightsbridge is a ten minute tube journey from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras.

Bus: Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London.

Additional info

See website for details

The Victoria and Albert Museum's collections span two thousand years of art in virtually every medium, from many parts of the world, and visitors to the museum encounter a treasure house of amazing and beautiful objects. The Museum was established in 1852, following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year. Its founding principle was to make works of art available to all, to educate working people and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.

The Museum's ceramics, glass, textiles, dress, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, sculpture, paintings, prints and photographs now span the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa, and date from ancient times to the present day.

Although the V&A's collections are international in their scope, they contain many particularly important British works - especially British silver, ceramics, textiles and furniture.

Part of the RIBA Trust's British Architecture Library, a Designated Collection of national importance, is on display at this museum.

The collection provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of architecture. It is fundamental to the study of architecture in Britain and is nationally and internationally significant.

Items from this collection

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Performing Arts, Music, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • The British Galleries 1500-1900 tell the story of British design from the Tudor age to the Victorian era. Fifteen completely refurbished galleries are filled with exhibits reflecting all of the top British designers of the times. The galleries are enhanced by computer interactives, objects to handle, video screens and audio programmes. Highlights include the gigantic Great Bed of Ware (mentioned in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night) and the wedding suit worn by James II. Inspirational, beautiful and unmatched in scope, the British Galleries offer an entirely new visitor experience in a stunning and innovative setting.
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Visualisation of the courtyard, showing the café,  new entrance and the revealed heritage façades

DISPLAY: Exhibition Road Building

  • 27 November 2014 — 15 October 2016 *on now

The V&A Exhibition Road Building Project will create a beautifully designed new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and café. The display includes models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups that trace the process of this innovative scheme from the early history of the 'boiler house yard' site, through the design competition and the development of AL_A’s winning scheme, to the build itself.
Displays complement our permanent collections; there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

Room 20

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3817/exhibition-road-building-5353/

drawing in shades of grey of an antique vase with two handles on the side

DISPLAY: The Curious Neoclassical Vision of Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot

  • 1 February — 25 October 2015 *on now

Petitot was responsible for some of the most captivating and eccentric neoclassical ornamental designs ever produced.

Petitot received a classical training in Lyons, Paris and Rome and won the prestigious post of court architect to the Duke of Parma in 1753. He executed a diverse range of commissions for the ducal palace and other important interiors, bringing a distinctly French aesthetic to the
architecture and gardens of Parma. In two famous suites of ornament prints published in the 1770s Petitot gave full reign to his imagination and ensured his legacy as one of the most original exponents of Neoclassicism. These prints and a number of Petitot’s drawings and works by other influential architects and designers form the focus of this display.

Displays complement our permanent collections; there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

Gallery 102

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3821/the-curious-neoclassical-vision-of-ennemond-alexandre-petitot-5359/

What is Luxury?

  • 25 April — 27 September 2015 *on now

What is Luxury? will interrogate ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

Extraordinary works of craftsmanship will be on display including a couture gown by fashion designer Iris van Herpen and fine examples of haute horlogerie by British watchmaker George Daniels, alongside more unexpected projects which explore the cultural value of materials such as gold, diamonds and plastic.

The future of luxury will be explored, asking questions about the role that time, space, privacy, well-being, social inclusivity and access to resources and skill may play in determining our choices and aspirations.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/what-is-luxury/visitor-information/

a photo of a high heeled shoes contained within a metal-like mesh

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

  • 13 June 2015 — 31 January 2016 *on now

This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

It considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes.

Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors are shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1854-1860

  • 24 June — 11 October 2015 *on now

This display features some of the earliest and most striking views of the landscape and architecture of India and Burma, by a pioneering British photographer.

While on leave from his post as an officer in the Madras Infantry, Linnaeus Tripe mastered photography and was commissioned as 'Photographer to the Madras Government'.

His images combine the eye of a surveyor with the sensibilities of an artist. The display is a collaboration between the V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/captain-linneaus-tripe-photographer-of-india-and-burma,-1854-1860/captain-linneaus-tripe-photographer-of-india-and-burma,-1854-1860/

Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings

  • 30 June — 6 September 2015 *on now

Isa Genzken is one of the most important and influential artists of the last forty years. Since the early 1970s, Genzken has developed an extraordinary practice as evidenced through museum shows such as her recent retrospective at MoMA, New York in 2014. Increasingly ambitious displays of the artist’s work have tended toward a focus on large-scale sculptures, installations and impressive wall mounted panel works. Lesser known are her paintings.

Having experimented with a variety of different materials and art forms, to include assemblage and photography, film and video, Genzken also produced two prominent series of paintings spanning the late-80s and early 90s. This included her MLR (More Light Research) works from the early 90s, and the Basic Research paintings produced between 1989 and 1991. The latter have rarely been shown in isolation, or in the context of a freestanding painting show.

The Basic Research paintings are compelling in that they invite scrutiny from the micro to the macro, revealing themselves as close-up impressions of urban architecture, or aerial views of alien landscapes. By dint of their being a married couple at the time, these works are sometimes compared to the abstract paintings of Gerhard Richter. By contrast, Genzken’s approach to abstract painting is emboldened through a more straightforward and direct method, using a limited palette that rarely strays from a range of naturalistic hues such as dark green or brown.

Suitable for

Admission

Entry with Day Membership (£1)

Website

http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

The Fabric of India

  • 3 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

The highlight of the V&A’s India Season, this is the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. It includes a spectacular 18th-century tent belonging to Tipu Sultan, a stunning range of historic costume, highly prized textiles made for international trade, and cutting-edge fashion by celebrated Indian designers.

Showcasing the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, the exhibition will feature over 200 objects ranging from the 3rd to the 21st century. Objects on display for the first time will be shown alongside renowned masterworks and the very latest in Indian contemporary design. The astonishing skills and variety evident in this incomparably rich tradition will surprise and inform even those with prior knowledge of the subject, and is sure to delight visitors.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/the-fabric-of-india/about-the-exhibition/

Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

  • 21 November 2015 — 28 March 2016

Spectacular objects, drawn from a single private collection, explore the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

Highlights include Mughal jades, a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, and pieces that reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewellery design during the early 20th century.

The exhibition examines the influence that India had on avant-garde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and will conclude with contemporary pieces made by JAR and Bhagat, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco ‘Indian’ designs.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-bejewelled-treasures-the-al-thani-collection/about-the-exhibition/

photograph of two children

Julia Margaret Cameron

  • 28 November 2015 — 14 February 2016

Supported by The Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation
This donation was made possible by the American Friends of the V&A

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century, the V&A presents 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection.

The exhibition will examine her relationship with the V&A’s founding director, Sir Henry Cole, who presented the first museum exhibition of her work (and the only one during her lifetime).

It includes a number of works given and sold directly by Cameron to the Museum, letters written by Cameron to Cole that reveal her questions on technical and practical matters, and Sir Henry Cole’s diary which describes sitting for a portrait by Cameron.

The works on display show Cameron’s technical experiments in striving to make highly artistic photographs which she expected would ‘electrify you with delight and startle the world’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/julia-margaret-cameron/about-the-exhibition/

Botticelli Reimagined

  • 5 March — 3 July 2016

This innovative exhibition has been jointly organised by the V&A in partnership with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin to explore the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Raphaelites to today.

Botticelli is now celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, but was largely forgotten after his death, only to be rediscovered around 1800. It will include around 40 original works by Botticelli from great collections across the world shown alongside more recent masterpieces of art and design including work by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli and Andy Warhol.

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-botticelli-reimagined/about-the-exhibition/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photogrpah of scandinavian chair

Scandinavian Art and Design: 1850 - 1950

  • 23 September 2014 — 18 November 2015 *on now

Discover some of the highlights of a period during which painters, sculptors and designers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland achieved a leading place in European art.

The late 19th-century saw an upsurge in artistic creativity across the Nordic region. With painters like Edvard Munch and Vilhelm Hammershøi winning international prominence and notoriety, Scandinavian artists and designers were also in the vanguard of a movement to revive the traditional crafts and raise their status as objects of aesthetic value.

In the process they achieved international acclaim: from the silverware of Georg Jensen in Denmark to the furniture of Alvar Aalto in Finland, Scandinavia won a place at the vanguard of modern design, and moved from the periphery to the centre of the European art world.

Led by Dr. Kathy McLauchlan, V&A Course Director Rococo to Art Nouveau

8 weeks, Tuesdays, 23 September – 18 November (half term: 28 October)

10.30-13.00

Suitable for

Admission

£295, £250 concessions

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3428/scandinavian-art-and-design-1850-1950-4887/

image of Jamie Jenkinson with a colourful shop closed blind in the background

Open Studio: Jamie Jenkinson Exhibition Road Digital Artist

  • 20 June — 23 September 2015 *on now

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/e/exhibition-road-digital-resident-jamie-jenkinson/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/m/museum-residency-programme/

Saturday 20 June
Saturday 11 July
Wednesday 22 July
Saturday 12 September
Wednesday 23 September

11.00 & 14.00

Meet at the Meeting Point at the Grand Entrance at 11.00 & 14.00

Free, drop in

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5302/open-studio-jamie-jenkinson-exhibition-road-digital-artist-476410359/

photo of a young buddhist monk wearing a deep red cape, and leaning over a birght orange ledge

Colour Photography

  • 3 — 5 September 2015 *on now

The course includes basic colour theory and experimental assignments for you to expand and develop your practice whilst exploring the creative and technical possibilities of colour photography.

Led by photographer Nigel Wilson

10.30-17.00

£240, £192 concessions

Book online via the web link or via the Bookings Office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 09.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5003/colour-photography-1177161156/

Image of Skin from Skunk Anansie on stage, singing with mouth wide open, looking ahead, wearing glittery blue leggings and a sculptural top extending from her shoulders and arms

Keko Hainswheeler

  • 4 September 2015 *on now

Keko's and variety of influences that have made him one of the most sought after collaborators/designers working in the fashion and music industry. Keko works with artists, stylists and photographers including Lady Gaga, Skunk Anansie lead singer Skin, Nicola Formichetti, Mario Testino and creatively consults for international brands such as Diesel.

Evening Talk

19.00 – 20.00 (talk);
20.00 – 20.45 (refreshments)
£15

Book via the web link.

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5298/keko-hainswheeler-555775908/

Installation structure with lights coming from it, put on a table and a person behind is operating it

Leafcutter John: Playing With Light Concert

  • 5 September 2015

Leafcutter John presents his Light Controlled Music system – a light sensitive controller and specialised software played using multiple light sources.

Saturday 5 September

16.00 – 17.00

Free, drop in

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5354/leafcutter-john-playing-with-light-concert-1688637895/

Illustration with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with a top hat in between them, and images of dancers in evening dresses above and below them

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: A London Celebration

  • 5 September 2015

Celebrating the acquisition of a formal tail-suit worn by Fred Astaire and the spectacular dress worn by Ginger Rogers in the 1944 film Lady in the Dark, and commemorating the 80th anniversary of the release of the film Top Hat, this study day will bring together international scholars, experts, enthusiasts, and special guests to explore aspects of the team’s artistry and celebrate their lasting legacy.

Saturday 5 September, 10.30 – 17.30

£45, £35 concessions, £15 students

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4977/fred-astaire-and-ginger-rogers-a-london-celebration-1757022982/

photo of a hammer-shaped torch made of wood with a LED light attached on it

Electro-Woodcraft

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

Bringing together hand-carved wood, 3D printing and electrical lighting components, each participant will design and make their own personal Torch that represents an alternative to industrialised manufacturing.

Led by Dean Brown

Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 September, 10.30 – 17.00
Please note Thursday and Friday will be held at the V&A and the third day of the workshop will be based off-site at Machinesroom Makerspace.

£240, £192 concessions

Book online via the web link or via the Bookings Office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 09.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5173/electro-woodcraft-815513079/

Brideshead Reunited

  • 11 September 2015

Voted one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, Brideshead Revisited is filmed on location in Castle Howard, Hertford College Oxford, and in glamorous interiors in London, Venice and the QE2. The series vividly conjured up the privileged lifestyles of wealthy aristocrats in the 1920s and 1930s. The cast and writer talk about the making of the series and its influence.

18.30 – 19.30

£10, £7 concessions

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5269/brideshead-reunited-1338038272/

sculptural structure with light coming from it, put on a desk and person in the background playing it

Playing With Light: Practical Workshop

  • 12 September 2015

In this hands-on workshop you will learn basic principles of electronic design and explore techniques to generate and control sound using light. The workshop will culminate in a group performance.

Led by musician and artist Leafcutter John

Saturday 12 September, 10.30 – 17.00

£80, £64 concessions

Book via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5039/playing-with-light-practical-workshop-369942157/

Touch Tour: What is Luxury?

  • 15 September 2015

The third in the series of Crafts Council partnership exhibitions, What is Luxury? will present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.
The exhibition will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity – from finely-crafted exhibits to specially commissioned installations. Challenge, question and explore the general and personal ideas of luxury. What is your idea of luxury?


11.00-12.00

Free, booking essential

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5355/touch-tour-what-is-luxury-1953574522/

Bruno Frisoni in a black and white photo: he is smiling, wearing thick-framed glasses and he is bringing his thumb to his face

Bruno Frisoni: Haute Couture Shoes

  • 15 September 2015

Frisoni has taken the luxury brand of Roger Vivier, renowned for creating the stiletto heel, and turned them into haute fantasy designs, shoes
covered with pleating, flowers, ruffles and zippers. He discusses shoes and his career with Gianluca Longo.

18.30 – 19.30

£10, £7 concessions

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5256/bruno-frisoni-haute-couture-shoes-1017229344/

photo of an old indian string instrument, similar to a lute. made of inlaid wood

Musical Wonders of India

  • 16 September 2015

Listen to talks by experts about the rich traditions of classical Indian music concluding with a demonstration performances on rare instruments.

18.30 – 20.30

£10, £8 concessions

In collaboration with Darbar Arts Culture Heritage and the Horniman Museum

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4692/musical-wonders-of-india-409750106/

young people's meeting in a classroom, looking at a screen

CreateInsights: Design and Invention with Dominic Wilcox

  • 18 September 2015

Dominic works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects. Recent projects include the design of a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home, a Binaudios device to listen to the sounds of the city, a race against a 3D printer, and a stained glass driverless car of the future. Dominic's work is featured in the current What Is Luxury? exhibition at the Museum.

(16 - 24 year olds)

18.30-20.00

Free, drop in

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5008/createinsights-design-and-invention-with-dominic-wilcox-1650843148/

gold pocket watch

Relationships of Luxury: Exclusive Access

  • 18 September 2015

10.30 – 17.15

£25, £20 concessions, £15 students

In collaboration with the Crafts Council

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4978/relationships-of-luxury-exclusive-access-1297774281/

Photo of Ian Sinclair in his studio, with large bookcase full of books, and a writing desk

Iain Sinclair and Will Self: Walking London

  • 18 September 2015

Their books, like Sinclair’s Lud Heat, and Downriver, and Self’s Dorian and Umbrella explore the darker, haunting aspects of the city. They are also both inveterate walkers and have traversed much of London on foot. They discuss their enduring fascination with the capital and what it means for their work.

18.30 – 19.30

£10, £7 concessions

In collaboration with London: Medieval to Modern, new V&A year course.

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays)

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5257/iain-sinclair-and-will-self-walking-london-722041202/

The Damascus Room as it looked around 1932, when it was installed in the Bethnal Green Museum (V&A: 1784-1932)

BSL Talk: The V&A's Damascus Room

  • 25 September 2015

These rooms were the focus of hospitality, but the objects displayed there also announced a family's wealth and status. When cities began to modernise in the late 19th century, many of these decorative interiors were removed for sale. The V&A was the earliest western collection to acquire one. This display will present some of the paneling and a selection of the objects that once dressed this room.

18.30-19.30

Free, booking essential

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5357/bsl-talk-the-vas-damascus-room-383390995/

modernist design armchair design by Robert Day

Celebrating Robin Day

  • 25 September 2015

Renowned for his injection-moulded Polypropylene Chair and for his pared-down Festival of Britain aesthetic, Day’s seven-decade career encompassed graphics, exhibition, and interior design as well as furniture.

This event celebrates the centenary of Robin Day’s birth and considers his work for Hille and for major national landmarks such as the Royal Festival Hall. Speakers include curators, historians and the designer’s daughter, Paula Day.

Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A

Friday 25 September, 10.30 – 12.30

£28, £25 concessions, £10 students

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5258/celebrating-robin-day-1105955673/

Fashion and Fiction: Linda Grant

  • 29 September 2015

Her novels The Cast Iron Shore, and The Clothes On Their Backs make clothes key to understanding character, identity and history. Linda also worked as a fashion journalist for Vogue, and has strong views about our label culture and the ‘chicklitization’ of fashion in modern fiction. Linda argues the case for fashion in fiction, by discussing her own novels and the great fashion-and-fiction writers such as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith.

18.30 – 19.30

£10, £7 concessions

Book online via the web link or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays).

Website

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5259/fashion-and-fiction-linda-grant-289682478/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Architectural Style

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/architecture/style_level1.php?id=0

Website with pictures and descriptions of a broad range of architectural styles, historical and contemporary Western, Asian and Islamic. There is also an interactive Style Quiz.

Drop-in Design

http://www.vam.ac.uk/activ_events/families/index.html

Hunt for ideas in the gallery then have a go at your own designs, using a design challenge. Creative sessions in the V&A's Sackler Centre on Sundays between 10.30 and 17.00, for all ages.

How to obtain

Drop-in Design events are free and there is no need to book - just drop in.

Getting there

London Underground (The Tube): The V&A is a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line). South Kensington is a five minute tube journey from Victoria, ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from King's Cross St Pancras.

The V&A is a ten minute walk from Knightsbridge underground station (on the Piccadilly Line). Knightsbridge is a ten minute tube journey from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras.

Bus: Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London
Greater London
SW7 2RL
England

Website

www.vam.ac.uk

E-mail

vanda@vam.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7942 2000

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