Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

From getting hands on with objects from our Learning Collection, to trying on costumes and learning about the past, the V&A Museum of Childhood is the place to bring students to experience inspirational learning.

Our secondary schools and colleges programme is designed to give students advice and practical hands-on sessions with objects from the learning collection with linked questions to inspire discussion.

To book sessions, workshops and events detailed below contact our Learning Administrator on 020 8983 5205 or email

Teaching sessions

The following teaching sessions  led by a member of the formal learning team, are available: 1 hour at £78 for groups of up to 30. Larger groups can be accommodated on request. Please ring our Learning Administrator on 0208 983 5205

Social Construction of Childhood

An illustrated talk with images of childhood, followed by work in small groups with objects from the learning collection and a linked enquiry question to inspire discussion. Ideal for Sociology students, this session can be appropriately differentiated to complement modules in both A level and GCSE Sociology.

The Importance of Play for Young Children

A short illustrated talk based on the Museum’s collections, followed by activities exploring the role of the adult, and the learning outcomes for children’s play, with reference to the Statutory Framework

This session is appropriate for groups studying:

GCSE Health and Social Care

BTEC qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

City & Guilds, CACHE and other childcare qualifications

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