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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Kites from Kabul

4 July 2015 - 3 January 2016. Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents this unique display of handmade kites, inspired by Afghan and Islamic design motifs.

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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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Hooked! Crochet Circle

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

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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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Romp and Roll

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

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Small Stories Tour and Tea

Wednesdays 6, 20 May and 3, 10, 17 June. Enjoy a guided tour of the Small Stories exhibition followed by tea and a scone in the Museum café.

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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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May Half Term

Monday 25 - Friday 29 May. Join in the adventure and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Summer Festival

Sunday 26 July. Summer in the city just wouldn't be the same without a visit to our ever popular annual Summer Festival.

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Artbash Camp - Wonderland

Monday 27 - Thursday 30 July and Monday 3 - Thursday 6 August. Young artists can develop their creative skills through this programme of imaginative workshops.

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Summer Holidays Fun Fridays

Fridays 31 July and 7, 14, 21 and 28 August. Join in the family fun at the Museum on Fridays during the summer holidays.

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Summer Games

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11-27 August. Great outdoor fun for active families.

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Dolls' House Colouring Workshops

Wednesday 12 August. Meet illustrator Emily Sutton and join a creative colouring workshop inspired by her delightful Dolls' House colouring book.

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Montessori for Families

Sunday 23 August. Montessori educators will lead a practical workshop teaching fun, creative and useful techniques you can use at home to help your child's learning.

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Exhibition - Small Stories

13 December 2014 - 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.

Small Stories