Monday 23 April 2018

V&A - May half term is almost here, what have you planned?

Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A Families:
April – May

Grow structures over the May bank holiday weekend, take part in May half-term activities, the Door to Design Family Festival, our cheerful weekend programme and much more.


Pop-up Performance
28 April and 5, 12, 19 & 26 May
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 30 mins)

Hear the heart warming Japanese tale of the Monkey and the Crab and give a cheer for the delights of the marvellous music hall in stories of theatrical wonder. 
Drop-in Design
29 April and 13, 20 & 27 May
10.30 – 17.00

Join us for special making activities and create your own magical hat, curate a cabinet of curiosities or design your own Japanese family crest. 
Imagination Station: Growing Structures
Sunday 6 & Monday 7 May
10.30 – 17.00 

Visit us over the bank holiday weekend and take part in a unique construction activity called Growing Structures co-designed with Arup. Have a go and enjoy the building process with your family and friends.
Door to Design:
Family Festival 2018
Saturday 26 May
12.00 - 17.00 

Take part in workshops designed and led by artists and families from the Door to Design project, and view their work in the Door to Design display. 

Supported by John Lyon’s Charity.
Imagination Station:
May Half-Term
Monday 28 May –  Friday 1 June & Sunday 3 June
10.30 – 17.00
Can you solve the problems of the future? Design solutions for the challenges we will face in years to come. This activity has been created with Arup engineers. You can work alongside them and find out more about becoming an engineer.
Pop-up Performance:
May Half-term
Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 40-45 mins)

Time travel to the future by taking part in energetic sound and dance performances directed by Scanners Inc. and performed by The House of Absolute.

Backpacks & Trails
Every day (last back-pack given out at 16.00)

Borrow an award-winning backpack to investigate the Museum through creative and fun multi-sensory activities. Or pick up a free family trail to explore with images and discover unusual parts of the Museum.
Family games
Every day 

Use your mobile or tablet and our free Wi-Fi when you visit. Add some play to your day with characters, quizzes and even hairstyling challenges to complete.
Half Moon presents Friends for All
March – June 2018

Friends For All is a performance for 5-11s, with rapping, dancing and far-out video projections. It first took place at the V&A in October 2016 and is now on tour around the UK. You can see it in the Half Moon Theatre in East London.
Century of the Child:
Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today
Until 2 September

The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins, have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.