The Sackler Centre is the Victoria & Albert musuem centre for public learning through creative design and the arts, inspired by the Museum and the breadth of its collections. It is one of its most innovative spaces, with digital and art studios for workshops, seminar rooms and an auditorium. A generous donation helped the V&A to establish the Sackler Centre for arts education in what was previously known as the Henry Cole Wing. Innovative programmes for schools, students, families, young people and adults are developed upon a unique triangle of resources - the V&A's collections and staff, the expertise of creative professionals, and the skills of the visitors. The Sackler Centre provides a space for debate on the current issues of design and its place in society, alongside opportunities to learn new skills, both digital and traditional.
10.00 to 17.45 daily. 10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00). Closing commences 10 minutes before time stated. The tunnel entrance to the V&A is open from 10.00 - 17.40 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00 - 20.00 on Fridays but may be closed on occasion on the advice of London Underground. Tel Sackler Centre: +44 (0)20 7942 2211
How to get there?
The V&A is ten minute walk from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. If coming from South Kensington Station, take the underground tunnel and follow the directions to the Museums. The V&A entrance will be the second on your right. Subway: South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line), or, Knightsbridge underground station (on the Piccadilly Line).