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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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

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

Come and join our friendly, informal crochet circle in the Museum café.

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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