Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

Venue hire

The V&A Museum of Childhood offers an exceptional, stunning and historic venue on the edge of the City. The magnificent sweeping Marble Floor is surrounded by the collections, creating a memorable backdrop for any event. The Museum is on the Central Line, only one stop from Liverpool Street.

Evening events

The Marble Floor can hold up to 300 for a dinner, and 900 for a drinks reception, extending to 1,000 if including the Front Room Gallery.

The Galleries are open to guests wishing to explore the Museum at leisure. The rich history of this Grade II* building can be seen in the Victorian ironwork ceiling and in the Marble Floor itself, which was pieced together by female inmates of Woking Gaol in the early 1870s.

Marble Floor

Hire costs for the Marble Floor start at £4,000 (+VAT)
900 pax Reception
300 pax Dinner Dance

Front Room Gallery

Hire costs start at £795 (+VAT)
100 pax Reception

Summerly Room

Hire costs start at £525 (+VAT) for a half day, £625 (+VAT) for an evening, £1,000 (+VAT) for a full day
150 pax Reception
80 pax Dinner

Daytime room hire

The Summerly Room is a large multipurpose space which can seat up to 150 people / 50 boardroom style. The room contains a fixed ceiling projector with pull down screen and a computer with a CD and DVD drive. All the furniture is moveable, so the room can be set up to suit individual requirements.

Smaller meeting rooms are also available forhire or to use as break out rooms for larger conferences. Each room can seat 40 people theatre style / 20 boardroom style, and are equipped with a projector, screen and computer with DVD and CD playing facilities.

Please note these rooms are generally only available for hire after 14.30 during term time or at weekends and during the school holidays.

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See a sample Refreshment Menu from Benugo

V&A Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green

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

Visit us

Exhibition - Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

22 July 2017 – 25 February 2018. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s greatest living authors for children and will be celebrated in a new, free exhibition this summer.

View the exhibition

- Summertime Story Weaving Family Days

Summertime Storyweaving

Fridays 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 1 September. Enjoy a series of fun family days celebrating children’s literature and storytelling this summer including live animals, storytelling and bookmaking days.

Find out about activities

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