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Volunteering opportunities

We welcome new volunteers from all walks of life, whether you have an interest in the history of Childhood, our world class Collection or the Museum itself, we’d love to hear from you. Volunteers have been valuable in their support of the Museum, which has experienced a rapid increase in visitor numbers, and so we work to compensate them for their time. Upon becoming a volunteer you will receive a V&A Volunteer pass, allowing you free admission to exhibitions at the V&A South Kensington, a discount in our V&A shops and cafes, and a number of other benefits.

To see our current volunteers:

Our next Volunteer recruitment will take place in Autumn 2017.

If you would like to be considered, please e-mail with your name, contact details, and a brief resume of your experience: Email

We will then contact you when we commence our recruitment.

Work Experience

The Museum will offer a two week placement for volunteers from Monday 31 July – Friday 11 August 2017. Provisional hours 09.00- 15.00. Volunteers will support the Museum`s Summer Art Camp programme for primary school age children.

Applications have now closed for this programme.

We will next be considering Work Experience applications during the 2017/2018 Academic Year.


The Museum also runs student and graduate internships in the following departments: Exhibitions, Director’s Office, and Learning.

Interns must be aged 18 or over, a registered college or university student or a recent graduate and able to commit to a minimum four week internship (full or part-time).

To find out more about internships, email

V&A Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green

The Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 17.45 in Bethnal Green, London.

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Exhibition - Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

22 July 2017 – 25 February 2018. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best loved story makers and this unique exhibition showcases, the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we know today.

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Christmas at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Christmas 2017

26 November - 5 January. Join us for Christmas festivities as the V&A family gets musical!

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V&A Museum of Childhood collections

Discover the national collection of Childhood related objects, from ideas to design, toys to schoolbooks. All Museum of Childhood Objects