Museum of Childhood Closed from 18 March 2020 Menu

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V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Museum switchboard
Tel +44 (0)20 8983 5200
Open Monday to Sunday, 10.00-17.45

General enquiries
Please see below for department contact details.

School groups
Tel +44 (0)20 8983 5205
Visit our Learning pages for information on booking a school visit, or to find out about our SEN scheme and hospital schools outreach work.

For any ticketed events please visit our Eventbrite page to book

Collections & Donations

We are currently reviewing our existing collections at the Museum of Childhood, ahead of a major redevelopment we are planning for our galleries. Gifts from the public are central to building our collection and we are very grateful for all offers of donations, however during this period we won’t be able to accept additional objects and donations.

Thank you for all your support, and we will let you know once our review is complete. If you wish to donate items to a museum, we would recommend that you contact Sudbury Hall, the National Trust’s Museum of Childhood, or a local museum if that object has a strong local connection.

Additional information about our collection can be found on our Collections FAQ.


The Museum’s exhibitions and displays are currently programmed to 2020. At this stage we will not be considering any further proposals at present.
Visit our Touring exhibitions pages to find information for museums on how to hire a V&A Museum of Childhood touring exhibition.

Press or marketing enquiries, filming and photography
Visit our Press office page for the latest press releases and information about sourcing images for press use.

Corporate and private hire
Visit our Corporate and private hire pages

Children’s parties
Visit our Children’s parties pages

Volunteering and work placements
Visit our Volunteering page for current opportunities

V&A Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green

The museum is currently closed

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Exhibition - Jan von Holleben – Picture This!

Jan von Holleben – Picture This!

17 January until 10 May 2020

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Activity - Daily activities (term-time)

daily acitivites

Details of free drop-in activities taking place during term time, including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling.

Find out about activities

V&A Museum of Childhood collections

Discover the national collection of Childhood related objects, from ideas to design, toys to schoolbooks. All Museum of Childhood Objects

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