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V & A Museum of Childhood

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Suitable for ages
5 - 12
Best visited
1/2 day
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Address
Cambridge Heath Rd
London E2 9PA
UK


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Overview

The V & A Museum of Childhood is home to one of the world’s finest collections of children’s toys, doll’s houses, games and costumes. Part of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum has been collecting childhood-related objects since 1872 and continues to do so with ‘Incredibles’ figures complimenting bonkers 1970s puppets, Barbie Dolls and Victorian praxinoscopes. The Museum runs free drop-in activities every day including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling. All activities are free, drop-in and suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated on their website. If you miss the drop-in activities, there are still lots of hand-on things for kids dotted about the museum.

Good to knows

  • Free on-site parking can be arranged for visitors with specific access needs.
  • The Museum is less than five minutes walk from Bethnal Green Underground station. Unfortunately Bethnal Green Underground has no lift.
  • The café helps to revive flagging grown-ups.
  • Admission is free (some special exhibits cost extra)

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