Half term events at the V&A Museum


Throughout half term, the V&A Museum will offer an exciting programme of family activities inspired by the V&A’s new Ceramic galleries and Maharaja exhibition.

Adventure Back-Packs and the Museum’s popular Activity Cart will also be available for children aged 4-11.

10.30 – 13.00 AND 14.00 – 17.00

In the workshop area of the new Ceramics Galleries, ceramic artists, Louisa Taylor and Shizuka Maruta, will show children how to make clay beads and decorative dinner plates as well as how to master a potter’s wheel.

Free Art Fun Festival: Majestic Maharajas
1 November 2009: 10.30 – 17.00

A free family festival exploring the life of the maharajas and the splendour of India’s royal courts. Children can dress up in turbans and saris, create beautiful head adornments, join in Indian dance and music workshops and play traditional courtly games, watch a Ramayana puppet show and hear traditional Indian stories. At the end of the day there will be procession through the Museum.


  • Families can pick up an activity Back-Pack, get creative at Drop-in-Design or go on a gallery adventure trail.
  • Back-Pack adventure tours of the V&A: Packs are filled with jigsaws, stories and games to explore the collection.
  • Activity Cart: Fantastic hands-on art fun for children to create a Samurai helmet, a silver goblet or an elephant mask to take home.
  • FREE; drop-in. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

The V&A is open daily 10.00 – 17.45 and until 22.00 on Fridays.

The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines).

Where do I find out more?
See the Fun Kids review on the Victoria & Albert Museum