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

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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

19 March - 9 October 2016. Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and marvel at Noggin the Nog.

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The Tales we Tell: Indian Warli Painting

Until 1 January 2017. This exhibition presents a rare insight into Warli, a tribal art form from Western India. Drawing on a store of tribal memory, myths and everyday life.

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Tales: Photography by Sonya Hurtado

23 July 2016 – 8 January 2017. This series of twelve images by Hackney based photographer Sonya Hurtado explores the imaginary world of childhood.

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MISC.161-1983

Board game - The Alice Through The Looking Glass Chess Set; carved & painted wood; 
made by Robin Dale & Neil Dale; 
U.K.; 
1983.
Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

8 October 2016 – 23 April 2017. Board Games are played the world over, and have been a key element in family culture for centuries. This exhibition will showcase some of the world's best known and most loved board games.

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Events and Activities

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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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Montessori family packs

Montessori family packs are available for under 5s.

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The Imaginary Friend Collection

Some of the world's best model makers turn children's imaginations into reality.

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V&A Museum of Childhood’s Summer Festival

Sunday 24 July. The Museum's annual Summer Festival returns this year with a colourful mix of live music, crafts and entertainment right on your doorstep.

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Summer Camps at the V&A Museum of Childhood

25 - 29 July and 1 - 5 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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Animated! Family Film Festival

Wednesdays 27 July, 3, 10, 24 & 31 August. Enjoy these classic animated films from a spectacular setting.

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Our Studio: Summer Events for Families

Saturday August 6 - Sunday 4 September. A series of workshops, activities and pop-up performances throughout the summer will mean you can contribute to a growing display at the Museum.

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Lurching Charm – Animation Study Day

Saturday 24 September. Hear from animation experts in this fascinating study day, then work to create your own moving images inspired by the Collection.

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View past events & exhibitions

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 - Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

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19 March - 9 October 2016. Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and marvel at Noggin the Nog.

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- Summer Camps at the V&A Museum of Childhood

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25 - 29 July and 1 - 5 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