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

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

Until 6 September 2015. This exhibition will reveal the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved dolls' houses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships.

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Hidden Identities Unfinished

Until 28 June 2015. This display of photographs by Yvonne De Rosa examines the lives of children and families living under adverse conditions in Bosnia and Romania.

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It's My Party...

Until 4 October 2015. We all have birthdays, but how we mark the passing years is very personal...

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The Alice Look

2 May - 1 November 2015. The Alice Look bring together garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Events and Activities

Daily activities during term-time

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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Spring Holidays: Paper Houses

Saturday 28 March - Friday 10 April. Play with paper this holiday and unfold a world of paper houses and cardboard dens.

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Spring Holidays: Make Small Stories of Your Own Workshops

Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April and Monday 6 - Friday 10 April. Create a picture book with award-winning picture book author and illustrator, David Lucas.

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Spring Holidays: Paper Light House Workshops

Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April and Monday 6 - Friday 10 April. Make an illustrated paper house which can be transformed into a glowing light, with illustrator Frances Barry.

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Spring Holidays: Paper House by Cabinet of Curiosity

Friday 3 - Friday 10 April. A pop-up paper performance orchestrated by artists from Cabinet of Curiosity.

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Romp and Roll

Bust a move in this fun, playful dance session for toddlers and their carers.

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Hooked! Crochet Circle

Wednesdays during term-time. Come and join our friendly, informal crochet circle in the Museum café.

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Dolls' House Study Day

Saturday 18 April. Explore the interplay between dolls' house interiors and decorative design.

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St George's Day

Saturday 25 April. Discover the delights of English folk music and dance traditions, and take part in arts and crafts.

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Alice and Fashion Conference

Saturday 9 May. A one-day conference exploring Lewis Carroll's Alice as trend-setter and follower of fashion.

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Daily activities

The Museum runs free drop-in activities every day including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling. All activities are free, drop-in and suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated.

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