Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

What’s On

The V&A Museum of Childhood has lots of free fun things to do for all ages, from exhibitions and displays to activities for children, groups and schools.

Current Exhibitions and Displays

Searching for Ghosts

11 February 2017 - 21 January 2018. An intergenerational journey of discovery, photographically bringing the past to life, offering a glimpse into the lived experience of several generations of east Londoners.

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Place (Village), Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) is now on permanent display.

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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.

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Sister Brother
Sister Brother

25 November - 20 May. A set of portraits by Madeleine Waller exploring sibling relationships and how they affect sense of identity.

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Events and Activities

daily acitivites
Daily activities

Details of free drop-in activities taking place during term time, including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling.

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families
Montessori family packs

Montessori family packs are available for under 5s.

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Film screening
Watch, Talk, Think Film Season: Spirit of the Beehive

23 November. Join us for a season of powerful films exploring the challenges of the childhood experience, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s writing.

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Christmas 2017
Christmas at the V&A Museum of Childhood

26 November - 5 January. Join us for Christmas festivities as the V&A family gets musical!

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Christmas Designer Market 2017
Christmas Designer Market

Sunday 26 November. Find the perfect present and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Museum's Christmas Designer Market!

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Christmas 2017
Sing-a-long Saturdays

Saturdays 2, 9, 16 December. Join us for fun interactive sing-a-long sessions. Musical fun for all the family!

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Christmas Colour, Listen and Rest

Thursday 7 December. Escape the stress of Christmas with an evening of relaxing music and creativity.

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Ensemble Perpetuo, Childhood Revisited
Ensemble Perpetuo, Childhood Revisited

Wednesday 20 December. Go on a journey through the museum and enjoy a beautiful repertoire, inspired by childhood, and accompanied by the museum’s curators.

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Christmas 2017
Make Some Noise Days

Wed 27, Thurs 28 & Fri 29 December. A 3-day celebration of all sorts of music, singing and noise making! Join musicians, artists and performers in an audio walk, interactive shows, instrument making, and more.

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Eduardo Paolozzi and the Influence of Childhood Cultures

Friday 19 - Saturday 20 January 2018. Weekend course. Celebrate the playful incongruity of Eduardo Paolozzi’s work with childlike curiosity.

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View past events & exhibitions

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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.

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Watch, Talk, Think Film Season: Spirit of the Beehive

Film screening

23 November. Join us for a season of powerful films exploring the challenges of the childhood experience, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s writing.

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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