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V&A Museum of Childhood

#317 of 1 912 things to do in London
Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:45
Open today: 10:00 - 17:45
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Well worth the visit

Spacious interior with plenty of open area round retail desk and cafe. Able to view in non directed... read more

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Was our first time going here and we took our young son. Easy to get to as buses stop near and... read more

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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
+44 20 8983 5200
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Reviewed today via mobile

Spacious interior with plenty of open area round retail desk and cafe. Able to view in non directed way and the exhibits are labelled in a simple but informative and challenging way. We had thought there might be more on view.In the baby goes well...More

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll be honest I thought this might not be so interesting, but I was wrong!! Worthwhile visiting as the curation is very thoughtful and will appeal to all ages. Enjoyed the contemporary art installations too. Very good cafe with a good community atmosphere. Would recommend

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice little trip to the toy museum. I was a bit disappointed as I thought there could have been a lot more toys on display and slightly better organised. However a nice free morning out with the kids who enjoyed the few interactive bits.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum, had a great time, looking at all the exhibits, of our childhood, not very crowded, so plenty of time just to browse, really interesting, definetly recommend

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was our first time going here and we took our young son. Easy to get to as buses stop near and their is a train station close by. Free to get in. Was not what I was expecting as did not seem clear when we...More

Thank Lilstarz91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought my 7 year old son here to show him all about toys from long ago. He loved seeing all the toys that I used to play with as a child and I loved wandering around feeling like a child. I got very excited...More

Thank Peta P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is never crowded and there is plenty of space to wander. We came to see the Nordic Design exhibition before it ended which was very informative. We could have spent hours looking at the 80's toys we used to play with. Downstairs the...More

Thank collel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice already, interesting exhibits, nice building, pleasant athmosphere. Very young children might be frustrated as not being able to play with exhibits, however museum offers wide variety of activities - sand pit, rocking horses, magnetic drawing etc. Shop is offering wide variety of activity...More

Thank KateM2309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this museum on a sunday morning and see what it is made for! Children,children, children. It was a happy and lucky day for me :)

Thank Serdar K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the museum with my five year old son and niece for the first time this week. The children found it very interesting and enjoyed playing in the sand pit. My niece loved the display of doll houses. The variety of toys on the...More

Thank SoftPearls
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20 January 2018|
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Response from Lee B | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of street parking, we got the Tube there.
16 November 2016|
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Response from 717janeta | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were things to play with and drsss up for younger children
23 October 2016|
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Response from P L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, free.