Wednesday 26 April 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - Family Art Fun

Family Art Fun
Take part in special events and weekend family fun throughout the Museum this month.

All events are free and drop-in and recommended for ages 3+ (unless stated otherwise) 
The Breadcrumb Trail 
Sunday 30 April
11.15, 12.45, 14.15, 15.45

Join a special tour around the Museum galleries in this promenade performance. This theatrical journey will surprise and delight adults and families alike, as you discover special performances inspired by European folk tales hidden in amongst the Museum collections. 

Recommended for ages 8+ 

Part of the V&A Performance Festival
May Day: Masquerade Masks
Monday 1 May
10.30 – 17.00

Be inspired by the Europe 1600–1815 galleries, including a painting of an incredible procession, The Ommegang. See the amazing colours, curious costumes and create your own mask design.

Find us on Level 0, in Europe 1600–1815, Room 4

Japanese Children’s Day weekend activities
Saturday 6 May: 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 30 min)
Sunday 7 May: 10.30 – 17.00

Join us for a weekend of themed activities to mark Japanese Children’s Day. Take part in a new Pop-up Performance The Monkey and the Crab on Saturday, a heart-warming tale performed by You-Ri Yamanaka using traditional Japanese Kabuki movement and storytelling.* On Sunday create your own mon – a family crest – in Drop-in Design.

*This performance is also taking place on Saturday 13 May
Drop-in Design:
Sensory Ceramics
Sunday 21 May
10.30 – 17.00

Try our Curious Ceramics Sensory Back-Pack and explore the galleries for inspiration to design your own sensory artwork with textures and patterns you can find in the Museum.

Part of Open Senses Festival
Back-Packs and Trails
Every day
10.00 – 17.30
(last back-pack given out at 16.00)

Explore the Museum through creative and fun multi-sensory activities. Pick up a paper trail or borrow a back-pack.

Hands-on interactives
Every day
10.00 – 17.30

Become an explorer and discover areas around the Museum with interactives. Look for the hand symbol on the map. How many activities can you find and complete?


Saturdays and Sundays
Perform, make and explore every weekend
Pop-up Performance
Every Saturday 
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 30 min)

Take part in exciting and unique performances suitable for all ages – from dance and music to storytelling and spoken word.
Drop-in Design
Every Sunday (term-time) 
10.30 – 17.00

Pick up a design brief and bring your creative ideas to life. Try a wide range of materials and techniques and be inspired by the Museum’s collections.
Coming soon: May Half-Term
Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June

Join us for free making, performance and digital activities for all the family, inspired by The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains throughout May half-term.
Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 10.00 – 17.45

Build, design and construct! Join the construction team this half-term in a series of workshops and activities inspired by the townscape of the Museum’s new installation, Place (Village) by Rachel Whiteread.