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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The Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & Co The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman2016-05-01T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th March to 9th October 2016
The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman... More about this event
 
Weird Museum At NightWeird Museum At NightAttractions & Museums, Guided Tour.2016-05-12T19:00:00+01002016-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Weird Museum At Night
One-Day Conference: Britain's Child Migrants: Interpreting The Past And Remembering TodayOne-Day Conference: Britain's Child Migrants: Interpreting The Past And Remembering TodayTalks and discussions relating to the children who left Britain for Australia in the 20th century.2016-06-11T10:00:00+01002016-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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One-Day Conference: Britain's Child Migrants: Interpreting The Past And Remembering Today
Pictures From The ParkPictures From The ParkYoung instrumentalist musicians from Tower Hamlets perform a new piece by Kate Whitley alongside the Multi-Story Orchestra.2016-06-15T17:00:00+01002016-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Pictures From The Park
Multi-Story OrchestraMulti-Story OrchestraKate Whitley and Christopher Stark direct the ensemble in a dark performance of Gavin Bryars's Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet and Bach's 'Fuga, Ricercata In 6 Voices' from The Musical Offering.2016-06-15T20:30:00+01002016-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Multi-Story Orchestra
 

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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 2, 10-14 Hollybush Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
274 Poyser Street, Tower Hamlets, London E29RF | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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42 Herald Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute 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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29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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449 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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The Old George
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379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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