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Christmas

Christmas

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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Europe 1600–1815 in-gallery Audio Guide

Planning a visit to the new Europe 1600-1815 galleries? Don't forget to access our free in-gallery audio guide. Use your phone or tablet to listen to music or uncover incredible stories related to a range of magnificent objects in the galleries.

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Event - Drop-in Design

Sun 21 June 2015–Sun 26 June 2016

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and create your own fantastic design. See below for weekly listings

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