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


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 greatest living authors for children and will be celebrated in a new, free exhibition this summer.

View the exhibition

- Summertime Story Weaving Family Days

Summertime Storyweaving

Fridays 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 1 September. Enjoy a series of fun family days celebrating children’s literature and storytelling this summer including live animals, storytelling and bookmaking days.

Find out about activities

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