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War GamesWhy do children play war games? The V & A Museum of Childhood explores this often controversial question in War Games, an exhibition of strategy games, toy weapons and miniature soldiers dating back to the 1920s. Aimed at adults and children, War Games explores the role of warfare in children's play from 1800 to the present day. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate how toys recreate and represent war and questions the role of war toys as tools of propaganda - through games like the 1914 British puzzle 'Get Rid of the Huns'.

 

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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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
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Stepney Green Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £122  22% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
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 £49  29% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 17 minutes from War Games
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th June to 19th November 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
A display of Rachel Molina's work of intimate photographic portraits and testimonies highlighting children in the transition from primary to secondary education....More
 
 
 
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Searching For Ghosts
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd May 2017 to 21st January 2018 - 10am-5.45pm
War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
Working with the museum and photographer Tom Hunter participants undertook an exploration of some of the housing in East London; from the demolished tower block on ...More
 
 
 
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War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from War Games
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as War Games
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ... More
 
 
 
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Fred London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
45 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
 
 
 
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from War Games
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from War Games
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
 
 
 
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from War Games
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute from War Games
Neighbouring the likes of Mother Kelly's, the Japanese Canteen and Resident of Paradise Row, Paradise Garage is in ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from War Games
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes from War Games
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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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 War Games
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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Victoria Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from War Games
One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the ... More
 
 
 
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
 
 
 
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from War Games
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 15 minutes from War Games
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from War Games
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 21 minutes from War Games
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 

V & A Museum of Childhood events

 
Seen But Not HeardSeen But Not HeardA display of Rachel Molina's work of intimate photographic portraits and testimonies highlighting children in the transition from primary to secondary education.2017-08-22T10:00:00+01002017-11-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Seen But Not Heard
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesThe original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr... More about this event
 
Searching For GhostsSearching For GhostsWorking with the museum and photographer Tom Hunter participants undertook an exploration of some of the housing in East London; from the demolished tower block on the Holly Street Estate in Hackney, blown up in 1991, to the imposing red brick of the Boundary Estate in Tower Hamlets, the first municipal housing estate, built by the London County Co2017-08-22T10:00:00+01002018-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Searching For Ghosts
 

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