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V & A Museum of ChildhoodThe 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). The World in the East End exhibit tells stories of childhood from the East End through toys and stories, and there are plenty of hands-on exhibits including rocking horses, windup trains, and gravity powered cars. The Museum opened in 1872, when a prefabricated iron structure originally intended for South Kensington was moved to Bethnal Green. Originally, the museum housed collections from the Great Exhibition of 1851, and the art collection of Sir Richard Wallace (now The Wallace Collection).

 

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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 intr2017-12-18T00:00:00+00002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
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
 
Childhood RevisitedChildhood Revisited2017-12-20T18:30:00+00002017-12-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Ensemble Perpetuo: Childhood RevisitedEnsemble Perpetuo: Childhood RevisitedThe musicians' collective, founded in 2013 by oboist James Turnbull, performs traditional and contemporary chamber music in new settings.2017-12-20T19:00:00+00002017-12-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  22% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Searching For Ghosts
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd May 2017 to 21st January 2018 - 10am-5.45pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as V & A Museum of Childhood
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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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as 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 ...More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood, 21 Herald Street, E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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