The V & A Museum of Childhood is home to one of the world’s finest collections of children’s toys, doll’s houses, games and costumes. Part of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum has been collecting childhood-related objects since 1872 and continues to do so with ‘Incredibles’ figures complimenting bonkers 1970s puppets, Barbie Dolls and Victorian praxinoscopes.
The Museum runs free drop-in activities every day including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling. All activities are free, drop-in and suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated on their website. If you miss the drop-in activities, there are still lots of hand-on things for kids dotted about the museum.
Good to knows
Free on-site parking can be arranged for visitors with specific access needs.
The Museum is less than five minutes walk from Bethnal Green Underground station. Unfortunately Bethnal Green Underground has no lift.
The café helps to revive flagging grown-ups.
Admission is free (some special exhibits cost extra)