Victoria and Albert Museum London

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

From Leonardo da Vinci to William Morris, Vivienne Westwood to James Dyson and Shakespeare to The Lion King, the V and A holds the greatest collections of art, design and performance in the world. There is something to inspire every student and teacher.

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What we offer

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design. 

Free self-guided visits

Inspiring exhibitions

Creative workshops

Hands-on activities

Primary pupils can enjoy cross-curricular learning in a spectacular setting – a visit to the V and A will bring the curriculum alive! Secondary school students can discover new skills and find inspiration for project work in Art and Design, Design and Technology, Performing Arts, English and History.



Schools e-newsletter

Every two months we send an e-newsletter listing upcoming events and special offers specific to schools. You can sign up for the e-newsletter at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/signup

What makes us a great choice?

There are thousands of objects on display that span many centuries and cultures and cover subjects including fashion, furniture, costume, set design, product design, sculpture and ceramics.

We provide hands-on learning experiences – step into Medieval, Tudor and Victorian worlds, discover what homes were like in different centuries, or explore China, Japan, India and the Islamic Middle East.

It's free to visit the V and A's permanent collections and we offer concessionary student and teacher tickets for group visits to our popular temporary exhibitions.
Our Schools programme is flexible, creative and inspiring, with the option to organise tailor-made workshops. We run events for pupils and teachers that are easy to book, easy to prepare for and inspiring once you’re here.

We have a lunchroom, cloakroom and state-of-the-art facilities and if the sun shines you can take advantage of our internal courtyard garden.

Group Sizes Catered For

Various depending on the type of activity.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Our free online resources help both Primary and Secondary teachers prepare for a class visit to the galleries and explore a range of subjects including Art and Design D and T English Drama History Music Geography Maths and Citizenship.

You can find our online resources at www.vam.ac.uk/schools and can search by subject or by Key Stage.

Plus we have a free online database called Search the Collections with over 250000 images of the items in our collections that you can download for free.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Children can take photos videos or audio in any gallery housing our permanent collections (excluding the Raphael gallery) and there are no copyright restrictions.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide Health and Safety Guidelines to help teachers with their risk assessments please email us at  for more information. 
When you’ve made a booking visit guidelines and Health and Safety information will be sent to you.

Education Officer Information

We have a Schools team and you can contact them by emailing: 
Or our bookings team can help their contact details are:


Phone: 020 7942 2211

Pricing Information

Entrance to the V and A and the permanent collections is free.
Concessionary student and teacher tickets are available for group visits to see our temporary exhibitions.

On booking teachers receive a complimentary ticket to prepare for their visit.

Primary Programme:

Self-guided visits

Free but we require a minimum of 10 days notice and at least one teacher for every 10 primary students.

Teaching Sessions for Key Stages 1 and 2

£60 for 1 hour £120 for 2 hours maximum of 30 students

Secondary Programme:

Self-guided visits

Free but we require a minimum of 10 days notice and at least one teacher for every 15 secondary students.

Gallery Tours

£60 for 1 hour maximum of 20 students

Design or Theatre Workshops

£150 for 2.5 hours maximum 30 students

Performance Screenings

£60 maximum 140 students

Performance Workshops

£60 for 1 hour £150 for 2.5 hours
Maximum 30 students

Open Studios Workshops

Free maximum 30 students

Exhibition Workshops

£240 maximum 30 students

Ceramics Workshops (Spring and Summer terms only)

£240 maximum 30 students

Teachers’ Events:

InSET Sessions

Whole day: £500 for a whole day up to 15 people £50 for each additional person

ITT Introductory Sessions

V and A Sanctuary

D and T Symposium

Clothing Requirements


First Aid Information

We have first aid on site.

Available Facilities

V and A Shop and bookshop: children can buy a memento of their visit for as little as £1.00

Lunchroom facilities – where you can eat a packed lunch


Locker/cloakroom facilities.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Students with disabilities are very welcome and the V and A offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable. Please notify us of your needs when making your booking.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open every day of the year apart from 242526-Dec from 10.00-17.45 and until 22.00 on Fridays.


An excellent day with great school facilities. The children have experienced a lot been focused on the artifacts and really enjoyed the literary and drama content of the story workshop. Thank you! Primary School Teacher

The group had a fantastic experience as the workshop was engaging thought provoking fun and involved problem solving activities working in teams. Drama Teacher

The students enjoyed dressing up and learning about rich people's clothes. The teacher really held their attention and she used an appropriate level of language without patronizing them. She reinforced everything they had been learning about in the classroom and by coming to the Museum it brought their learning alive. SEN Physical and Sensory Needs Teacher

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