Museum of Childhood Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

What’s On

The V&A Museum of Childhood has lots of free fun things to do for all ages, from exhibitions and displays to activities for children, groups and schools.

Current Exhibitions and Displays

Place (Village), Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) is now on permanent display.

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Sister Brother
Sister Brother

25 November 2017 - 18 May 2018. A set of portraits by Madeleine Waller exploring sibling relationships and how they affect sense of identity.

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Christie Brown, Ludus Est , glazed ceramics, 2018. Photo by Sylvain Deleu
Dream On

10 February 2018 – 20 January 2019. An exploration of dreams, the unconscious and an imaginary world between sleep and wakefulness.

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Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

30 March – 2 September 2018. The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.

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Events and Activities

daily acitivites
Daily activities

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

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families
Montessori family packs

Montessori family packs are available for under 5s.

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We are the Best (2013) by Lukas Moodysson
Watch Talk Think Film Series

Thursdays 24 May. Inspired by the Century of the Child exhibition, this series of Nordic films explores the experience of childhood.

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May Half Term
May Half Term 2018: Inventive Children

Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June. Calling all mini makers and designers! Be inspired by some genius design solutions from the Century of the Child exhibition this May Half Term.

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London History Day 2018 V&A Museum of Childhood Tour

Thursday 31 May. Join the archivist Gary Haines this London History Day for a guided tour through the Museum and discover the Museum's London History and it's links with the East End.

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Montessori
Come and Play with Montessori

Sunday 3 June. An opportunity to spend time playing with your children exploring Montessori activities and creative ideas.

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Girl and Dog
Behind the Scenes Tour for Families

Saturday 9th June . A rare opportunity to step into the Museum of Childhood’s behind-the-scene spaces with the Museum Archivist Gary Haines.

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Summer Festival 2018

Sunday 22 July. The Museum’s annual summer festival returns, whatever the weather, with a colourful mix of live entertainment right on your doorstep.

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Summer Art Camp 2018

30 July – 3 August. Get ready for our annual Summer Art Camp, a week full of creativity and fun. Be inspired by the Museum’s collection and make truly memorable creations this summer.

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Nordic Summer Family Days

Thursdays 2-30 August. Go Nordic this summer at the V&A Museum of Childhood – join us for a series of family days.

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

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Exhibition - Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

30 March – 2 September 2018. The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.

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Watch Talk Think Film Series

We are the Best (2013) by Lukas Moodysson

Thursdays 24 May. Inspired by the Century of the Child exhibition, this series of Nordic films explores the experience of childhood.

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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