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

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 best loved story makers and this unique exhibition showcases, the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we know today.

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Sister Brother
Sister Brother

25 November 2017 - 20 May 2018. A set of portraits by Madeleine Waller exploring sibling relationships and how they affect sense of identity.

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Christie Brown, Ludus Est , glazed ceramics, 2018. Photo by Sylvain Deleu
Dream On

10 February 2018 – 20 January 2019. An exploration of dreams, the unconscious and an imaginary world between sleep and wakefulness.

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Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

30 March – 2 September 2018. The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.

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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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Growing up in London
Growing Up in London 1930 – 1960

Wednesday 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 14 Mar. A series of illustrated talks by Peter Cox based on his book Growing Up in London 1930–1960.

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The East End Vernacular

Thursday 22 February. An illustrated talk from The Gentle Author, surveying the evolution of artists’ portrayals of London's East End in the 20th century and tracing the changing nature of the streets.

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Toddler Mornings
Open Play: Toddler Mornings

Saturdays 24 Feb, 24 Mar & 28 Apr. Join artists Albert Potrony and Aya Kobayashi for an exciting morning of open ended and exploratory play-based activities specially designed for little ones.

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Growing up in London
Growing Up in London 1930 – 1960: Growing Up in the War

Wednesday, 28 February. The second in a series of illustrated talks by Peter Cox based on his book Growing Up in London 1930–1960.

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Books Drawing
Story Drawing Fashion Illustration Workshop

Saturday 10 March. Work with one of the most innovative and experimental fashion illustrators of the day - Frida Wannerberger.

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SCIENTISTS’ MUSEUM
Scientists’ Museum

Saturdays 10 & 17 March. Celebrate the British Science Week with a special interactive activity to explore how a scientist view the Museum’s collection.

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Ella Doran
Design Tea-Tray Workshop

Saturday 24 March. Join top homewares designer Ella Doran to create a bespoke tray.

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We are the Best (2013) by Lukas Moodysson
Watch Talk Think Film Series

Thursday 26 April. To mark the opening of Century of the Child exhibition this is the first in a series of Nordic films exploring the experience of childhood.

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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 best loved story makers and this unique exhibition showcases, the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we know today.

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Growing Up in London 1930 - 1960

Growing up in London

Wednesday 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 14 Mar. A series of illustrated talks by Peter Cox based on his book Growing Up in London 1930–1960.

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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