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)

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Admission to the V&A Museum of Childhood is free

Some events carry a separate charge.


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

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Getting here

By public transport

Underground, Bethnal Green, Central Line, Zone 2
The Museum is less than five minutes walk from Bethnal Green Underground station. Unfortunately Bethnal Green Underground has no lift, visit Transport for London for more information on public transport accessibility.

The Museum is a short bus ride or 20-25 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street (Bus 8 or 388) and Whitechapel (Bus 254 or 106) Overground stations.

The Museum is less than 10 minutes walk from both Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green railway stations. The nearest main line station is Liverpool Street, which is less than a five minute Underground journey from Bethnal Green.

D6, 106, 254, 309 and 388 stop outside the Museum and 8, 26, 55 and 48 stop nearby.

By bike

The Museum is less than a five minute cycle ride from Regents Canal. Bike stands are available in the Museum grounds. A Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is situated across the road from the Museum. For more information, visit Transport for London.

By Road

Coaches: A drop-off point and parking for two coaches is available outside the Museum on Cambridge Heath Road.

Parking: Free on-site parking can be arranged for visitors with specific access needs. The car park is accessed via Victoria Park Square, to the rear of the Museum. To book a space and for more detailed directions, call 020 8983 5200. The nearest pay and display bays can be found on Cambridge Heath Road. The Museum is not in the congestion charging zone.

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 - On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants

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24 October - 12 June 2016. An exhibition telling the heart-breaking true stories of Britain's child migrants who were sent to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries between 1865 and 1970.

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Event - May Half Term: The Moving Museum


Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June. Keep those hands and minds occupied this May Half Term with artist-led workshops and digital learning.

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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