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V&A Museum of Childhood

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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Another one of London's free museums. 2 floors of children's toys spanning 200 years. Was nice to... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
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Perfect place for children

I have been visiting this Museum once or twice a year for years now with my children. It's a nice... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Welcoming over 400,000 visitors through its doors every year, the V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day.
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Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 3 1/2 year old who we took to the Museum of childhood in Bethnal Green recently and she totally loved her time. There are plenty of things to see there and the pirate exhibit was really enjoyable! My criticism is there are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

Wonderful museum for the children... and the grown-up! Well organised, interesting collections, and specific activities for the little ones... lot of fun (and culture) for everyone... Well done, V&A Childhood!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Another one of London's free museums. 2 floors of children's toys spanning 200 years. Was nice to look in display cases and say I had that or my friends had that. Good way to spend a hour. Great for kids

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

I don't know why this place is called the "Museum of CHILDHOOD." That would imply that it would also examine issues like education, child labor, the social construction of childhood, etc. In fact, it's just a toy museum with a small section of clothing from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

I have been visiting this Museum once or twice a year for years now with my children. It's a nice way to while away an afternoon, looking at the displays and having a cup of tea and a cake in the cafe together (cafe is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

It must be close on 50 years since my dad brought me for my only previous visit here. There is a plethora of toys and other artefacts relating to childhood dating from Victorian times (perhaps a few items older than this) right up to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

It was a pleasant wander round here. We checked everything out, some bits were interesting. Highlight was the creepy dolls.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

went today with my mum and my son who went with his school back in November. great range of toys and activities. and its free. also as my mum is diasbled found out that they offer free diasbled parking on limited basis in their grounds....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I went here because I was researching 18th century toys and games. While I found what I was looking for, I also found loads of items from my own childhood. Tip, don't go on Sunday afternoon unless you are bringing your own kids.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank miller1t
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Went here for the Chinese new year. They had many exciting exhibitions around the room. Wonderful walking around looking at all the different old and new toys they have, it was interesting to see the what they had in the early 1900's. My family enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from BenugoM | Property representative |
Hey there, We recommend the Museum of Childhood for families and young children. We currently have a menu curated by Annabel Karmel in line with the Pirates Exhibition which is perfect for children of any age. We hope... More
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Lee B | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of street parking, we got the Tube there.
November 16, 2016|
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Response from 717janeta | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were things to play with and drsss up for younger children