Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

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Please note we are pausing the acceptance of new bookings for private events, except children’s parties, until 2022, due to a major ongoing transformation of the museum (see here for further information). Further details on when bookings will reopen will be announced in due course.

The V&A Museum of Childhood is one of London’s best-loved museums and offers a unique and historical venue on the edge of the City. The Museum is a magnificent, grade II listed Victorian building, boasting remarkable spaces and many original 19th century features, including the elegant and historic Marble Floor laid by female prisoners from Woking gaol. The Marble Floor is surrounded by the collections creating a memorable backdrop for any event.

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Marble Floor

This is the main space in the building and houses the famous fish scale pattern marble floor laid in 1872. This space is well suited to both seated dinners and standing receptions. The Marble Floor accommodates up to 300 for a dinner and 900 for a standing reception.

The galleries housing the museum’s collections can be opened up for your guests to view creating a truly unique event experience.

There are also two versatile lawns located on either side of the Museum available for drinks receptions.

The Marble Floor is offered on a ‘dry hire’ basis allowing you to source and appoint your choice of suppliers including caterers, decorators, production to name a few. The Museum also has a select list of suppliers you are welcome to use.

Front Room Gallery

Located at the entrance to the Museum, this gallery houses our temporary exhibitions and is a unique space for your guests to mingle prior to the main event or for an event itself

Summerly Room

The Summerly Room is a large multipurpose space which can seat up to 150 theatre style or 34 boardroom style. The room contains a fixed ceiling projector with pull down screen. All the furniture can be moved so the room can be set up to suit individual requirements.

Hickory/Mulberry Rooms

These rooms are available for smaller meetings or as break out rooms for larger conferences. Each room can seat up to 40 theatre style or 20 boardroom style and are equipped with a plasma screen.

For more information or to set up a site visit please contact our Events Team
020 8983 5221

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

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