V & A Museum of Childhood

 
 
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Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 9PA
 
 
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10am-5.45pm
 
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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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Dolls' House Study Day: TalkDolls' House Study Day: TalkAn informative talk, tour and workshops.2015-04-18T09:00:00+01002015-04-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Dolls' House Study Day: Talk
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 t2015-04-18T00:00:00+01002015-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  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
 
St George's DaySt George's DayThemed activities and events to celebrate the patron saint of England.2015-04-25T11:30:00+01002015-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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St George's Day
The Alice LookThe Alice LookThe Alice LookThe V&A Museum of Childhood is another London venue to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hosting The Alice Look. The family-friendly exhibition will feature garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations to look at how artists have portrayed Alice over the years. 2015-05-02T00:00:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  2nd May to 1st November 2015
The V&A Museum of Childhood is another London venue to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hosting The Alice Look. The family-friendly exhibition will feature garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations to look at how artists have portrayed Alice over the years. ... More about this event
 
Alice And Fashion ConferenceAlice And Fashion ConferenceSpeakers talk about the influence of Lewis Carroll's character on the fashion world.2015-05-09T09:30:00+01002015-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Alice And Fashion Conference
May Half Term: Workshop (Ages 5-12)May Half Term: Workshop (Ages 5-12)Fashion a bonkers hat inspired by Alice In Wonderland.2015-05-25T11:15:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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May Half Term: Workshop (Ages 5-12)
Kites From KabulKites From KabulTurquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents this unique display of handmade kites, inspired by Afghan and Islamic design motifs.2015-07-04T10:00:00+01002016-01-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Free Event 
Kites From Kabul
Summer FestivalSummer FestivalAn action-packed afternoon of entertainment and events.2015-07-26T23:30:00+01002015-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free Event 
Summer Festival
Artbash Camp: Wonderland: Workshop (Ages 5-11)Artbash Camp: Wonderland: Workshop (Ages 5-11)Young artists can develop their creative skills through this programme of imaginative workshops.2015-07-26T09:00:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Artbash Camp: Wonderland: Workshop (Ages 5-11)
Story-Fest: WorkshopStory-Fest: WorkshopThemed activities curated by Story Spinner.2015-07-31T11:00:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Free Event 
Story-Fest: Workshop
 

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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
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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