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The Museum delivers weekly outreach sessions to London Hospital Schools during term-time. The sessions are bookable in advance and free of charge.

The sessions involve handling Museum objects – including toys – and are designed to capture the interest of sick children using a hands-on interactive experience. A typical visit might involve investigating moving or optical toys, with an opportunity to make something. The Museum can also design sessions to tie-in with specific topics requested by Hospital School staff.

The sessions take into account the reality of life in a Hospital School. Children can join in parts of the sessions if they are undergoing treatment. Objects can also be taken to bedsides where appropriate. All objects are wiped down with anti-bacterial liquid after use.

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Learning Outside the Classroom

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