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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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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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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Montessori Parenting course

Starting Saturday 12 September. A six week parenting course for parents, carers and grandparents.

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Imaginary friend workshop

Saturday 19 September. Does your child have an imaginary friend? Join world famous designers and makers for an interactive drop-in workshop.

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Chinese Festival Day

Sunday 27 September. Join us to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival.

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October Half Term

Monday 26 - 30 October. Join us for a drawing adventure to mark the Big Draw. Let your imagination run wild with a range of activities.

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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