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.


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.

Location

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

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green on the Central Line

What we do

The V&A Museum of Childhood is the UK’s National Museum of Childhood. It is the largest institution of its kind in the world. Its mission is to hold in trust the nation’s childhood collections and to be an international leader in engaging audiences in the material culture and experiences of childhood.

The Museum explores childhood in breadth and depth, animating the richness and diversity of children’s lives and placing the child’s voice and agency at its core.

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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 - Seen But Not Heard

10 June – 19 November. A collection of intimate photographic portraits dealing with transition from primary to secondary education.

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- Summer Camps at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August, Monday 7 – Friday 11 August. Each artist-led camp lasts a maximum of 5 days and is jam-packed full of performance, creativity and fun from start to finish.

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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