Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

Birthday girl

The Museum of Childhood is a great place to hold a child’s party. A private room is available to hire and we can provide a range of activities to keep your guests entertained.

The room is available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.00 to 13.00 or from 14.30 to 17.30. We’ll have everything set up ready for your arrival and you will have access to the Museum’s galleries and grounds throughout your visit. The Museum Gardens next door are perfect for some outdoor exploring on sunny days too!

“May I take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to you and your team for hosting Jack and his friends. The team that was assigned to us was fantastic – extremely patient, engaging and friendly with the children.” – Jaimie

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Our Activity Assistants can provide creative activities just for your party. Choose from our list of themes, which include Puppets, Super Heroes, Pirates & Princesses, and more.

Birthday party activities

“The Activity Assistant was fantastic and the kids all had a great time. She managed what turned out to be quite a big group with ease and humour.” – Miranda
“I just wanted to let you know that Isobel and her friends had a wonderful time at her party last Sunday. The Activity Assistant was lovely, full of energy, and managed the children very well. The staff across all areas were very helpful and courteous, and I was very impressed.” – Christine


To help with your birthday party preparations, why not let benugo, our in-house caterer, cater for your party?. For more information, call the Cafe Manager on 020 8983 5215 or email

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Party bags

The Museum shop can provide party bags with treats for your guests to take home, from £3.50 per child, please call 020 8983 5229 to order yours. Choose from a range of gifts including pencils, badges, paper gliders, Slinkys, toy snakes and more!


Room only (3 hours)


Room and toddler activity

Activities include storytelling and arts & crafts (age 3, 60 minutes)

Room and activity

Activities include a Museum story trail and arts & crafts (age 4+, 90 minutes)

All prices are including VAT
For catering costs contact benugo (details above)


To book a party, call the Office Manager on 020 8983 5204 or email rooms accommodate between 15 and 20 children. We recommend that one adult is present for every five children. Parking around the Museum is limited, but a parking space in the Museum’s car park can be reserved for you as part of your booking.

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 - Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

8 October 2016 – 23 April 2017. Board Games are played the world over, and have been a key element in family culture for centuries. This exhibition will showcase some of the world's best known and most loved board games.

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- Game On: Contemporary Board Games Study Day

Saturday 1 April. Hear from games designers and academics; see early treasures from the museum's collection and join in the board game jam.

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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