Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

Birthday girl

The Museum of Childhood is a great place to hold your child’s party. With a private room available to hire, a range of activities to keep your guests entertained as well as plenty of interactive areas within the Museum itself, it will be a day to remember.

The party room is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 13.00 or from 14.30 to 17.30. Hire of the room includes tables and chairs, access to running water and 30 minutes pre/post set up time. The Museum Gardens next door are perfect for some outdoor exploring on sunny days too!

The party room accommodates up to 35 people total (maximum 15 children if booked with an activity). We recommend that one adult is present for every six children. We can also accommodate larger numbers, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

For more information or to book, please contact our Events Team
020 8983 5221

SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off for birthday parties in July and August 2019.
To redeem simply quote code SUMMERFUN

‘Thank you so much for making the arrangements to make my twins’ birthday party a success. We were impressed with the room setup and your colleagues were so helpful and prompt! We had many compliments on the museum as a party venue.’
‘It was perfect. The staff were very efficient, very professional. Top marks 10/10!’

Our Activity Assistants can provide creative activities just for your party. Choose from our list of themes, which include Animal Detectives, Pirates & Princesses and the Big Roar!

Birthday party activities

‘The Activity Assistant was lovely, full of energy, and managed the children very well. The staff across all areas were very helpful and courteous, and I was very impressed.’


Our in-house caterer, Benugo, who run the cafe within the Museum, can offer a variety of options for your party. For more information please contact the Cafe Manager at

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Party bags

The Museum’s shop can provide party bags for those children attending your party. Please contact the Shop Managers, Violaine Chironand Sharon Morris directly at and or on 020 8983 5229 for further information.

Prices (all prices include VAT)

Party Room only (3 hours)


Party Room and 60 Minute Activity

Activities include storytelling and arts & crafts (age 3, 60 minutes)


Party Room and 90 Minute Activity

Activities include a Museum story trail and arts & crafts (age 4+, 90 minutes)



V&A Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green

The Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 17.45 in Bethnal Green, London.

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V&A Museum of Childhood collections

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