War Games

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH MARCH 2014

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Dates:
25th May 2013 until 9th March 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.45pm, last admission 5.30pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £112  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
 
 
 
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  26% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  36% 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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Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
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The Tricks
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 24th July 2014 - 8pm
The Sebright Arms, 34 Coate Street, Haggerston, E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
The four-piece band who call London home performs indie-rock originals. With support from February....More
 
 
 
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Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 26th July 2014 to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from War Games
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, 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, 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near War Games
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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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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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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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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, 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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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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, 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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War Games clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, 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, 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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Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, E2 | 16 minutes from War Games
A wine bar which began as a pop-up hosting wine nights in a former bank vault in Shoreditch, Sager + Wilde is run by husband and ... 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
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V & A Museum of Childhood events

 
Hand Me Over Hand Me DownsHand Me Over Hand Me DownsPhotographs documenting the clothes, toys, keepsakes and good luck charms of the artist's adopted children, exploring international adoption policies and the emotions involved in the act.24th July 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Hand Me Over Hand Me Downs
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th May to 21st August 2014 - 10am-5.45pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Photographs documenting the clothes, toys, keepsakes and good luck charms of the artist's adopted children, exploring international adoption policies and the emotions involved in the act.
Toy StoriesToy StoriesToy 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 chil24th July 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Toy Stories
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  7th June to 14th December 2014
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Italian 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 chil... More about this event
 
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonDaydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonDaydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonThis exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations 24th July 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th April to 2nd November 2014
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
This exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations ... More about this event
 
Summer FestivalSummer FestivalMusic, dance, walkabout acts, art and craft activities27th July 2014Sunday 27th July 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Summer Festival
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 27th July 2014 - 11.30am-4.30pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Music, dance, walkabout acts, art and craft activities
Artbash Camp: DreamersArtbash Camp: DreamersA week of art activities.28th July 2014Friday 1st August 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
Artbash Camp: Dreamers
event > Kids Events
DATES  28th Jul to 1st Aug 2014 - 9am-3.30pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
A week of art activities.
Art In The GardensArt In The GardensCreative activities.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Art In The Gardens
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 8th August 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Creative activities.
A Day Of TalesA Day Of TalesA day of storytelling.15th August 2014Friday 15th August 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
A Day Of Tales
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 15th August 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
A day of storytelling.
Puppet Play: (Over 3s)Puppet Play: (Over 3s)Make an Indian dancing puppet.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Puppet Play: (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 22nd August 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Make an Indian dancing puppet.
 

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Toy Stories
Toy Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th December 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

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Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

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Hand Me Over Hand Me Downs
Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

Photographs documenting the clothes, toys, keepsakes and good luck charms of the artist's adopted children, exploring international adoption policies and ...More

Showcase Comedy
Comedy | On 24th July 2014 

Backyard Bar & Kitchen 1 minute walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

A mix of established acts, TV names doing new material along with newer acts. Featuring David Morgan, Ean Luckhurst, Luke ...More

Dirk Stewen
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2014 

Maureen Paley 4 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Figurative watercolour paintings....More

Peter Hujar
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2014 

Maureen Paley 4 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Photography by the American artist....More

Editions
Exhibitions | Until 25th July 2014 

Four Corners 5 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Phillip Allen, Forrest Bess, Vittorio Brodmann, Stuart Cumberland, Clive Hodgson, Allison Katz, Alas
Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2014 

The Approach 5 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

A group exhibition bringing together 11 artists whose primary interest is painting. The unifying theme is provided by American self-taught ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2014 

Oxford House 6 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Yoga: Course
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Oxford House 6 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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