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In 1843, Henry Cole, the V&A’s founding director, sent the world’s first Christmas card. The Museum holds in its collections a large number of Christmas-related items, including cards, toys, books, church carvings, stained glass and decorations. The Museum also regularly commissions Christmas trees from well-known designers.

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Father Christmas Clockwork Tin Toy

Father Christmas Clockwork Tin Toy

Clockwork Father Christmas toy made from tin. Wind Santa up and he'll merrily go around any surface he's placed on. A great traditional toy ideal for …

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The Fabric of India

03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016. The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

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Event - The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year

Mon 28 December 2015–Mon 04 January 2016

FAMILY EVENT: Create imaginative seasonal decorations and decorate our tree.

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