Based in a Grade II* listed building in Bethnal Green, east London, the V&A Museum of Childhood is a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum and contains the nation’s finest childhood collections dating back to the sixteenth century. The collections are categorised into seven sections: archive; children’s clothing; dolls houses and miniatures; ephemera; home and childcare (early years and furniture collections); play and learning (dolls, games and puzzles, puppets and toy theatres, soft toys and toys); and representations of childhood.
Alongside the permanent collections and a programme of temporary exhibitions, the Museum runs a comprehensive Learning Programme for schools, families, young people and adults. The Programme includes: teaching sessions; daily art and craft activities and tours in the galleries; adult tours; targeted educational projects; and special events at weekends and during school holidays. The Museum’s Community Programme runs artist-led workshops with local schools and community groups to create new work for public display inspired by the Museum’s collections and themes.
This location is open to the public
Cambridge Heath Road, London, Greater London, England, E2 9PA
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice