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V&A Museum Of Childhood

 

V&A Museum Of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA

Transport: Rail/Tube: Bethnal Green

Website: www.vam.ac.uk/moc

Times: Mon-Sun 10am-5.45pm, last adm 5.30pm, closed Dec 24-26, Mar 27-Apr 30

Price: free, some events carry a separate charge

Start Date: Tue 1st January 2019

End Date: Thu 31st December 2020


A huge collection of toys and games, plus temporary exhibitions and regular activities for children.

One of the most extensive collections of toys, teddy bears, dolls, games and puppets in the world dating from the 1600s to the present day, plus temporary exhibitions and regular activities for children.

The Prince of Wales opened the Bethnal Green Museum in 1872, which became the Museum of Childhood 102 years later under the directorship of Sir Roy Strong. Today, the museum delights children of all ages with one of the most extensive collections of toys, teddy bears, dolls, games and puppets in the world dating from the 1600s to the present day. There are daily activities for children, including arts and crafts, storytelling and performances.