Celebrate Christmas at the V&A

Monday 19 December 2016

This Christmas, the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum is staging a month-long celebration across South Kensington and the V&A Museum of Childhood sites.

There are so many fantastic museums in Britain that deciding on which ones to visit at Christmas can be quite the task. This festive season at the V&A is featuring festive displays, activities, trails, concerts and performances aplenty and you’ll be hard pushed to find a more fun-filled Christmas calendar. Inspired by the Museum’s collections and the Victorian era, visitors can discover a wealth of artistic knowledge in two historic and magical locations.

Visit the pretty South Kensington location to enjoy a selection of Victorian Christmas traditions with live music, carols, and dancing, and visitors this year are privy to extracts from Queen Victoria’s personal letters. Guests can also discover the origins of the Christmas card and details of why we send then to our friends and family every year. 

At the Museum of Childhood, a Christmas designer market, a Christmas Meet and Make craft session for adults, regular Christmas choir performances and a festive film season are all available for families to get involved with. You’ll also be able to learn about the history of gift giving while looking at an assortment of 19th-century presents. 

To really get in the festive spirit, if you take a wander down the iconic Carnaby Street you’ll notice that the colorful installations have been inspired by the successful V&A exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution and Rebels 1966-1970, which features ‘Swinging’ Carnaby Street in 1966.

The Christmas celebrations are on until the 6th January and visit the What’s On for more information.

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