Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

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Museum opening hours

Open daily 10.00-17.45 (last admission 17.30)
Admission free.

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.

*Please note that our front lift will be undergoing refurbishment from Monday 19 February – Friday 16 March & from Monday 16 April- Friday 27 April. Our back lift will remain in operation. We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.

We welcome groups to the Museum and the Collection. If you are intending to visit in a group of more than 10, we’ll do our best to accommodate you during busy periods but it is helpful if you can let us know in advance of your coming on 020 8983 5200.

For a quieter visit to the Museum, we recommend coming after 14.00.


V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green on the Central Line

Please note that all under 14s should be accompanied by a parent or carer who is responsible for the supervision of their behaviour.

Whilst we encourage creativity and play, please respect the Museum and other visitors by refraining children from running, climbing or damaging the displays.

Please do not eat or drink in the galleries, as well as the cafe, there is a dedicated picnic area inside the Museum (as well as outside during dry weather) for the consumption of refreshments.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Museum.

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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Growing Up in London 1930 - 1960

Growing up in London

Wednesday 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 14 Mar. A series of illustrated talks by Peter Cox based on his book Growing Up in London 1930–1960.

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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