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

COMING SOON: A Pirate’s Life for Me

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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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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Place (Village), Rachel Whiteread

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

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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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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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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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Bethnal Green

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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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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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