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Travellers children, London Fields 1987 copyright Colin O' Brien

Travellers children, London Fields, 1987
© Colin O’ Brien

31 March – 4 November 2012

Are kids today deprived of the outdoor adventures of previous generations? Do contemporary children mainly exercise their fingers on computer keyboards, TV and game controls rather than kicking a ball about in the street? Are the generation who appear to have so much more than their elders suffering from a lack of freedom because their overanxious parents wrap them in cotton wool?

Front Room display Playing In or Out? was an exploration of how notions of children playing indoors and playing outdoors have changed dramatically over the past 50 years.

Supported by the Aldgate and Allhallows Barking Exhibition Foundation

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

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Exhibition - Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

30 March – 2 September 2018. The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.

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Easter Holidays: Inspired by Nature

Easter Holidays 2018

Monday 2 – Friday 13 April. Be inspired by the colours and shapes of flowers and plants, explore different natural materials for crafts and enjoy folk stories from Nordic countries.

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V&A Museum of Childhood collections

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