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Toy StoriesItalian photographer Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries over 18 months to create images of children with their most prized possessions: their toys. The 21 portraits displayed in Toy Stories, taken in Zambia, Texas, Ukraine, Japan and beyond, show that regardless of the country they live in or their economic status, whether the child owns a fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, they are simply interested in playing. Galimberti's beautiful photographs capture kids' natural tendancy to enjoy playtime, no matter what their background is.

 

About V & A Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from games throughout the ages to a historical look at cots, prams and feeding bottles (including a 19th century ceramic bottle). More about V & A Museum of Childhood

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Toy Stories  Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE  

   
Toy Stories - Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

Toy Stories Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE 


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Stepney Green Tube Station
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
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20 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £122  21% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from Toy Stories
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  38% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 9 minutes from Toy Stories
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th Sep, 29th Sep, 30th Sep and 1st Oct 2016 - 11am-6pm
Toy Stories, 21 Herald Street, E2 | 4 minutes from Toy Stories
The artist unveils a solo exhibition, where she explores national identity, global finance and protest movements through architectural models, posters, drawings and costumes....More
 
 
 
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Toy Stories, Derbyshire Street, E2 | 6 minutes from Toy Stories
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Jack The Ripper And The East End
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Toy Stories, Derbyshire Street, E2 | 6 minutes from Toy Stories
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231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Toy Stories
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from Toy Stories
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 8 minutes from Toy Stories
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London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Toy Stories
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 2, 10-14 Hollybush Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from Toy Stories
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Vegas Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
274 Poyser Street, Tower Hamlets, London E29RF | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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6 Victoria Park Square, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Toy Stories
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Studio 4, 10 Hollybush Place, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Toy Stories
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Toy Stories
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London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Toy Stories
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London College of Business and Computing
London > Education > Business Faculties
206 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Toy Stories
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Old Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Toy Stories
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London > Leisure > Fitness
449 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from Toy Stories
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
 
 
 
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from Toy Stories
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Tales: Photography By Sonya HurtadoTales: Photography By Sonya HurtadoTwelve images from the Hackney-based photographer that explore the imaginary world of childhood.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Tales: Photography By Sonya Hurtado
The Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & Co The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman2016-09-28T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th March to 9th October 2016
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman... More about this event
 
The Tales We TellThe Tales We TellDrawings inspired by tribal memory, myths and everyday life, which offer a rare insight into Western Indian tribal art form Warli. The exhibition also features a film by artist Johnny Magee and an installation created through a pictorial exchange between pupils at Redlands Primary School, Tower Hamlets and a village school in Dahanu, India.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002016-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Tales We Tell
Game Plan: Board Games RediscoveredGame Plan: Board Games RediscoveredGame Plan: Board Games RediscoveredA display of some of the most competitively fought and visually striking games from the V&A's collection of board games, Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered is a celebration of the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. As well as current family favourites - you can't beat Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit for some screen-free 2016-10-08T10:00:00+01002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  8th October 2016 to 23rd April 2017
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
A display of some of the most competitively fought and visually striking games from the V&A's collection of board games, Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered is a celebration of the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. As well as current family favourites - you can't beat Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit for some screen-free ... More about this event
 
Magical Museum SleepoverMagical Museum SleepoverA chance to sleep in the company of fairies, puppets, dolls and trains.2016-10-15T19:00:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
Magical Museum Sleepover
October Half Term at the Museum of ChildhoodOctober Half Term at the Museum of ChildhoodDress up as one of the pieces in a game on a mission to find the White Queen, hiding somewhere in the Museum of Childhood. For October half term the museum in Bethnal Green is setting up a fun theatrical tour for families and children aged 5 and above. It's all about board game fun this half term with special events to celebrate the opening of thei2016-10-22T00:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  Free entry, workshops £5
DATES  22nd to 30th October 2016
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Dress up as one of the pieces in a game on a mission to find the White Queen, hiding somewhere in the Museum of Childhood. For October half term the museum in Bethnal Green is setting up a fun theatrical tour for families and children aged 5 and above. It's all about board game fun this half term with special events to celebrate the opening of thei... More about this event
Christmas Designer MarketChristmas Designer MarketStart your Christmas shopping early to the festive sound of the Becontree Brass Band.2016-11-27T10:00:00+00002016-11-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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The exhibition focuses on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with ...More

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