Little Inventors turns children's ideas into reality!
Calling all children aged 5–12, to share their ideas with the world!
We encourage all invention ideas – from the helpful and practical, to the wacky and bonkers.
Take up the Little Inventors challenge!
Starting in January 2017, Little Inventors will be choosing one ingenious idea every month to be made by one of our Magnificent Makers!
We invite children to share their invention drawings with us for a chance to see their imagination turned into reality...
in 2015, Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox returned to his hometown of Sunderland to ask over 450 children to draw their own invention ideas. He then asked local makers and manufacturers to make a selection of them into real things. The result was the first Little Inventors exhibition, full of wonderful ideas and creations.
V&A school workshops 2017-2018
Primary schools can now book workshops with the V&A for KS1 and KS2 students to explore the inventive spirit of the Victorians by visiting the Silver Gallery before coming up with their own invention ideas and turning them into prototype!