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

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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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 (term-time)

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

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Winter School Holiday Programme

21 December – 2 January

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Open Play for Under 5s
Open Play for Under 5s (term-time)

Saturdays, 10.45 – 11.30 & 12.00 – 12.45

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Pirates film screening
Ahoy! Film screenings

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 December

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Movement play at the V&A Museum of Childhood
Movement Play

First Saturdays of the month

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Come and Play with Montessori

Second Wednesdays of the month

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Chinese new year
Chinese New Year 2019

Saturday 9 February 2019, 11 – 16.30

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Pirates Sleepover at V&A Museum of Childhood
February Half Term

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February

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View past events & exhibitions

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 - 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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Ahoy! Film screenings

Pirates film screening

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 December

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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