V&A Museum of Childhood

The 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

On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants

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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The Tales we Tell: Indian Warli Painting

Until 6 November 2016. 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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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

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

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It's a Hard World for Little Things

Until 17 July 2016. Children carrying Heavy Objects is a series of six large scale drawings that depict children and the burdens they carry.

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Events and Activities

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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Hooked! Crochet Circle

20 January, 3, 10, 24 February, 2, 9, 16 March and 13, 20, 27 April. Come and join our friendly, informal crochet circle in the Museum café.

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The Imaginary Friend Collection

26 January - 12 February. Some of the world's best model makers turn children's imaginations into reality.

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London Children's Book Swap

Saturday 13 February, London Children's Book Swap and book making activity.

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Chinese New Year

Saturday 13 February. Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year with dance performances and multiple workshops for all.

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Book Making Workshop

Saturday 13 February.Join the London Centre for Book Arts to craft a book of your own.

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February Half Term Activities

Monday 15 - Friday 19 February. To mark 60 years since the launch of Play-Doh, we have a range of activities this Half Term, from animating with Play Doh to modelling an imaginary world.

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Easter Holidays

Friday 25 March - Friday 8 April. Discover a wide range of activities from movie marathons to recycling, re-telling and animating this Easter.

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Cosmic Shoebox workshop

Monday 28, Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 March. Create an imaginary world in a shoe box!

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Dragons and Unicorns Puppet Workshop

Monday 28 March - Friday 1 April. Join an illustrator in making a beautiful 2D moving paper puppet, inspired by The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition.

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Make Do and Mend Critters Workshop

Wednesdays 30 March and 6 April. Upcycle everyday textiles into weird and wonderful creatures.

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Lost and Found Puppet Workshop

Monday 4 - Friday 8 April. Discover the art of object puppetry by bringing everyday objects to life.

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Moving Drawing Workshop

Monday 4 - Friday 8 April. Use your imagination to create a wonderful character of your own and bring them to life.

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Children's TV Nostalgia Music and Quiz Night

Thursday 21 April. An evening of questions about your favourite 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows.

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St George's Day

Saturday 23 April. Come and discover the delights of English folk music and dance.

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One-day Conference

Saturday 11 June. A one-day conference focussing on Britain's Child Migrants: interpreting the past and remembering today.

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Exhibition - The Tales We Tell

14 November 2015 - 3 July 2016. 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, it has evolved from restricted ritual drawings into an applied art in the process of transition.

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