V&A Museum of Childhood
Welcoming over 400,000 visitors through its doors every year, the V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, from the 1600s to the present day.
The collection features toys - including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets and teddy bears - games, childcare, clothing, furniture and art and photography. In addition, the Museum runs a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, a wide variety of activities, events and workshops for adults and families, outreach projects in hospitals and the local community, and an award-winning programme for schools.
The Museum aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present, and to develop an appreciation of creative design through our inspirational collections and varied public programme.
Closed: 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
To book an event or teaching session, call 020 8983 5205 or email email@example.com
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, optical toys and automata.
It also has a significant children's costume and nursery equipment collection. Its collection dates from the 16th century to the present day.
Costume and Textiles, Toys and Hobbies
- 11 February — 4 June 2017 *on now
Based around the age-old teaching resource, the alphabet book, this exhibition uses the same format to create a simple, kid-friendly way to learn about photography.
Each of the 26 images that make up this collection represent one of the key ideas in photography. Guaranteed to be both interesting and visually pleasing, this exhibition is one not to miss!
- Family friendly
- Especially for children
Create a Kaleidoscope
A kaleidoscope is an optical toy invented in 1817, which used coloured glass and mirrors to create patterns. Have a go at building an online version for yourself using toys from the museum.
Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is showing a family friendly movie on the second Saturday of every month at 10.30 as part of their brand new Family Films screenings.
How to obtain
Admission is free for adults and kids - just drop in.
Make your own Jumping Jack
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
020 8983 5200
020 8983 5225