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V&A Museum of Childhood

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:45
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Great for many age groups

Visited with our five month old grandaughter on a recommendation. She loved the light show area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
814AlanW
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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Great afternoon

As a family that collects toys we had a great afternoon wandering around the displays. Sweet little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HolidayHappy6
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oxfordshire
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our five month old grandaughter on a recommendation. She loved the light show area with lots of different coloured lights in different formats. We then looked around and enjoyed a trip down memory lane with the vast number of toys on display. .....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in the old 'Brompton Boilers' building which was moved from South Kensington, the museum is a great place for children or for adults to relive their childhood with it's fascinating history of toys, dolls houses, children's clothes and other items related to childhood, plus...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a family that collects toys we had a great afternoon wandering around the displays. Sweet little cafe too. They don’t have cloakroom but there are lockers on the lower floor by the toilets. You need a £1 coin and it’s non returnable. The museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and i enjoyed a wander round for abt an hour.. Loved it.. And its free.. What more could you ask for

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Visited as a family of 4. Two boys aged. 6 and 4 plus two adults. We enjoyed looking at the exhibits.The adults spotted loads of items from their childhood and the boys enjoyed hearing us talk about our childhood. Lots for kids to do/play with....More

1  Thank KeithS2410
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I was so looking forward to visiting this museum because I adore antique dolls houses, miniatures and dolls. So my husband and I visited this museum expecting a fairly nice day out in London - and it was. It was a nice spring Sunday, and...More

2  Thank Milady100
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

2  Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 17 September 2018 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 12 September 2018

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

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JJSouthWest
9 November 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
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JJSouthWest
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.
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steveD82
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
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