V&A Museum of Childhood

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History and culture museums

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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Venue details

  • Address:

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

  • Venue phone:

    020 8983 5200

  • Venue website:


  • Opening hours:

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

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bethnal Green

  • Price:


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What's on at V&A Museum of Childhood



It's My Party

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  • Free

Wilfred is a shy boy. He lives at the Museum of Childhood and it's his birthday, except he doesn't want to celebrate. At least he didn't think so until he saw all the ways there are to enjoy your birthday – with close friends, with a huge party or even...

It's My Party
  1. Mon Nov 24 – Sun Jul 5 2015
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. Free
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Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

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  • Free

Here's your chance to have a poke around somebody else's house and discover tales of marriage, parties, politics and crime – without feeling nosey. At the V&A Museum of Childhood's winter exhibition, 12 dolls' houses from the museum's extensive collection...

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House
  1. Sat Dec 13 – Sun Sep 6 2015
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. Free
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Toy Stories

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  • 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. Mon Nov 24 – Sun Dec 14
  2. V&A Museum of Childhood
  3. free
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3.8 / 5

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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.