Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

The V&A Museum of Childhood is going to change – and we want to share our plans, and hear your views. As we start on this ambitious project, we believe that listening to children will be vital to transform our much-loved institution into a world-leading museum of design and creativity for them, their families and other young people.

Our ambition is to create new, immersive galleries, double the number of our objects on display, and preserve and enrich our beautiful Victorian building. We want to expand our popular schools programme and put on even more ambitious exhibitions and events.

Award-winning architectural practice De Matos Ryan have already been working closely with current visitors, local community groups and classes (as well as teachers) from Globe and Bangabandhu primary schools, to develop the first designs of our new museum. Read a statement by De Matos Ryan here

We would love to hear your thoughts, please join our public consultations on the first stage of these plans, held on 20, 21 and 24 October 2018. All the events are free, and you’re very welcome to just drop-in. Join the Facebook event.

Read the press release here
Read a blog post by Tristram Hunt, V&A Director.

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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Exhibition - COMING SOON: A Pirate’s Life for Me

Pirates exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood

20 October 2018 – 22 April 2019. The V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture and imagination.

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Montessori parenting course

Montessori parenting course

29 September; 6, 20 & 27 October; 3 & 10 November | A six week course for parents and all carers of children aged 0 – 5.

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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