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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Tales: Photography By Sonya HurtadoTales: Photography By Sonya HurtadoTwelve images from the Hackney-based photographer that explore the imaginary world of childhood.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Tales: Photography By Sonya Hurtado
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 Firman2016-09-28T00:00:00+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
 
The Tales We TellThe Tales We TellDrawings inspired by tribal memory, myths and everyday life, which offer a rare insight into Western Indian tribal art form Warli. The exhibition also features a film by artist Johnny Magee and an installation created through a pictorial exchange between pupils at Redlands Primary School, Tower Hamlets and a village school in Dahanu, India.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002016-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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The Tales We Tell
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 2016-10-08T10:00:00+01002017-04-23T00:00:00+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
 
Magical Museum SleepoverMagical Museum SleepoverA chance to sleep in the company of fairies, puppets, dolls and trains.2016-10-15T19:00:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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October Half Term at the Museum of ChildhoodOctober Half Term at the Museum of ChildhoodDress up as one of the pieces in a game on a mission to find the White Queen, hiding somewhere in the Museum of Childhood. For October half term the museum in Bethnal Green is setting up a fun theatrical tour for families and children aged 5 and above. It's all about board game fun this half term with special events to celebrate the opening of thei2016-10-22T00:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  Free entry, workshops £5
DATES  22nd to 30th October 2016
Dress up as one of the pieces in a game on a mission to find the White Queen, hiding somewhere in the Museum of Childhood. For October half term the museum in Bethnal Green is setting up a fun theatrical tour for families and children aged 5 and above. It's all about board game fun this half term with special events to celebrate the opening of thei... More about this event
Christmas Designer MarketChristmas Designer MarketStart your Christmas shopping early to the festive sound of the Becontree Brass Band.2016-11-27T10:00:00+00002016-11-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Unit 2, 10-14 Hollybush Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Vegas Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
274 Poyser Street, Tower Hamlets, London E29RF | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Design and multimedia production collective Minivegas set up Vegas Gallery, a contemporary art gallery representing international artists, next to their office in Shoreditch in 2005. ... More
 
 
 
Interim Art Gallery
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42 Herald Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Olivia Plender
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th Sep, 29th Sep, 30th Sep and 1st Oct 2016 - 11am-6pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, 21 Herald Street, E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
The artist unveils a solo exhibition, where she explores national identity, global finance and protest movements through architectural models, posters, drawings and costumes....More
 
 
 
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Our London Talks: Jack The Ripper And The East End
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 28th September 2016 - 6.30pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire Street, E2 | 6 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
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Jack The Ripper And The East End
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 28th September 2016 - 7.30pm-9pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire Street, E2 | 6 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
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 V & A Museum of Childhood
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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29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London 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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6 Victoria Park Square, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Studio 4, 10 Hollybush Place, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute 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
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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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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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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
 
 
 
London College of Business and Computing
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206 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 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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York Hall Leisure Centre
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5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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
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York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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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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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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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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Weaving together extraordinary images, bio-medical research and individual testimonies, Chan's interactive three-screen installation exposes the curious and complex relationship between ...More

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Large-scale paintings and photography celebrating the night markets of London's East End, by Xanthe Mosley, Caroline Gervay and James Forshall....More

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Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2016 

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Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

The Berlin-based artist's new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe....More

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Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

The exhibition focuses on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with ...More

Zeyno Pekunlu And The Institute For New Feeling
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Two looped works within the film, animation and video medium exploring the impact of technology and society's increasing concern with ...More

Noel Fielding
Comedy | On 28th September 2016 

Rough Trade East 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

The Mighty Boosh member performs his latest stand-up material....More

Samson Kambalu: Introduction To Nyau Cinema
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

A new installation by the artist of films and projections draws inspiration from early cinema and his watching films as ...More

William Kentridge: Thick Time
Exhibitions | Until 15th January 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from V & A Museum Of Childhood

The South African artist displays six large-scale installations where music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement....More

 
 
 
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