V&A Museum of Childhood

Museums

Cultural centre

Bethnal Green

  • Free
  • Main space

    Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Main space
  • Collection of toys

    Scott Wishart / Time Out

    Collection of toys
  • Display of toys

    Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Display of toys
  • Children's Toys

    Scott Wishart / Time Out

    Children's Toys
  • Sooty & Sweep puppets

    Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Sooty & Sweep puppets
  • Railway station

    Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Railway station
  • Toy display cases

    Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Toy display cases
  • Toy soldiers

    Toy soldiers
  • Vintage toys

    Scott Wishart / Time Out

    Vintage toys
  • Museum of Childhood

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Credit: Ben Rowe / Time Out

    Museum of Childhood

Main space

Ben Rowe / Time Out

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  • Address:

    V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd
    London
    E2 9PA

  • Venue phone:

    020 8983 5200/020 8983 5235 (information line)

  • Venue website:

    www.vam.ac.uk/moc

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 10am-5.45pm (last adm 5.30pm)

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bethnal Green

  • Price:

    Free

  • Map

    1. V&A Museum of Childhood
      • Cambridge Heath Rd
        London
        E2 9PA
      • 020 8983 5200/020 8983 5235 (information line)
      • www.vam.ac.uk/moc
      • 51.527660,-0.054812

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An exhibition about the effects of architecture on learning environments. Featuring examples of school furniture from the museum’s collection, contemporary furniture by school suppliers and samples of school design by Cazenove Architects. Projects and...

  1. Wed Apr 16 – Sun Jun 1
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
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Confiscation Cabinets

Things to do

  • Free

‘To Sarah,’ the note begins. ‘Do you like me?’ Underneath, a box marked ‘yes’ lies empty. The ‘no’ box is ticked. Then, ‘Why don’t you like me Sarah?’ We’ll never know, because before Sarah could answer the note was confiscated by a teacher and plunged...

Confiscation Cabinets
  1. Wed Apr 16 – Sun Jun 1
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
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Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Children, Things to do, Families

  • Free

Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain's best-loved children's authors, serving as Children's Laureate (2005-2007) and - perhaps even the Queen's a fan - being made a Dame in 2008. More importantly, her nearly 100 books have sold 35m copies, so such characters...

Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson
  1. Wed Apr 16 – Sun Nov 2
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
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Easter at V&A Museum of Childhood

Things to do, Kids' activities

Entertain your little ones this Easter break with these fun interactive events at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood. Enjoy an afternoon of bunny-stories and basket weaving, solve clues to find out where the Easter Bunny has hidden his eggs and claim a mini-egg...

Easter at V&A Museum of Childhood
  1. Sat Apr 19 – Mon Apr 21
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
  3. Free
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Spring Holidays - Word Explosion

Things to do, Kids' activities

A fortnight of free drop-in activities for those who like to rhyme, write, sketch, doodle and draw. Explore a web of poetic fun with Story Spinner or join in Rhyme Time to play word games and create picture poems.

Spring Holidays - Word Explosion
  1. Wed Apr 16 – Fri Apr 18
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
  3. Free
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The Great Diary Project

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  • Free

Historian Irving Finkel started collecting diaries some time ago – rescuing them from the rubbish heap by holing them up in his office at the British Library. His reason for doing this? That he considered diaries to be priceless historical resources,...

The Great Diary Project
  1. Sat May 17 – Sun Oct 12
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
  3. Free
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7 people listening

Great museum - packed with stuff - nicely laid out and too much to see in just one visit - looking forward to going again soon.

mother of one

Great day out with children. There are lots of play areas which are educational and fun for children. Cafe serves delicious food for children and adults which is not expensive. Good gift shop as you'd expect from V&A. We will return when my daughter is older. I think children will get most out if visit ages 3-7. Would have given five stars if there was a cloakroom.

Lisa Adda

Great Place to visit and the best to spend good quality time with children, my children loved it!

mother of two

Brilliant fun for 0-10 year olds (at least), with a surprising number of interesting little corners and interactive zones packed away in what looks like a single, big space. My only criticism is that the cafe is not as great for kids as you might (reasonably) expect.