V & A Museum of Childhood  

 
 
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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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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 2016-12-05T10:00:00+00002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  8th October 2016 to 23rd April 2017
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
 
 

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