V & A Museum of Childhood

 
 
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Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 9PA 
 
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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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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 chil25th July 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Free EventOngoing
Toy Stories
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  7th June to 14th December 2014
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 25th 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
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
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Free EventOn Soon
Summer Festival
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 27th July 2014 - 11.30am-4.30pm
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
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Artbash Camp: Dreamers
event > Kids Events
DATES  28th Jul to 1st Aug 2014 - 9am-3.30pm
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
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
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
Make an Indian dancing puppet.
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved doll's houses. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing relationships of 12 doll's houses from the past 300 years, including country mansions, a Georgian t13th December 2014Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free Event 
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th December 2014 to 6th September 2015
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved doll's houses. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing relationships of 12 doll's houses from the past 300 years, including country mansions, a Georgian t... More about this event
 
 

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LondonTown.com - V & A Museum of Childhood Location Map

 
 
 
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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 8pm-10.30pm
Backyard Bar & Kitchen, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 26th July 2014 to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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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London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 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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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Victoria Park
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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Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

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 ...More

 
Toy Stories
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Exhibitions | Until 14th December 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

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