V&A Museum of Childhood

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Bethnal Green

  • Free
  • © V&A Images

  • Marble Floor Gallery and café © V&A Images

  • © V&A Images

    © V&A Museum of Childhood

  • © Annabel Stockman

  • Harlem Globe Trotters Game, Milton Bradley Corporation, USA, 1971 © V&A

  • © V&A Images

    Girls Primary School Confiscation Cabinet Inner & Outer & Fringe London 2012 Confiscation Cabinets at The V&A Museum of Childhood.

  • Sindy in the Sixties © V&A Museum of Childhood

  • © courtesy V&A Museum of Childhood

  • Perambulator, 1959 by Keith Parry © V&A Images

  • The Nuremberg House, 1673 © V&A Images

  • Teddy bear 1905-10 © V&A Images

  • 'A Girl Writing', c1860 By Henriette Browne © V&A Images

© V&A Images

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  • Address:

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

  • Venue phone:

    020 8983 5200

  • Venue website:

    www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

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

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bethnal Green

  • Price:

    Free

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Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Things to do, Children, 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. Tue Jul 29 – Sun Nov 2
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
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Hand Me Over Hand Me Downs

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Annabel Stockman began this photographic series after she and her husband adopted their two children, in 1998 and 2001. Her images document the sole possessions – small collections of clothes, toys, keepsakes and good luck charms – that their children,...

Hand Me Over Hand Me Downs
  1. Tue Jul 29 – Sun Aug 31
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. Free
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The Great Diary Project

Things to do, Kids' activities

  • Free

Who could resist a flick through the pages of someone else’s journal? From Samuel Pepys to Anne Frank, Adrian Mole to Bridget Jones, the most compelling diarists, fictional or not, reveal as much about the times in which they live as themselves. The journals...

The Great Diary Project
  1. Tue Jul 29 – Sun Oct 12
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. free
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Toy Stories

Things to do, Art

  • Free

Of all the material possessions we get attached to over the years, it's our childhood toys that end up in the loft for decades because parting with them is just too hard. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries to create...

Toy Stories
  1. Tue Jul 29 – Sun Dec 14
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. free
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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.