V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood, London: Hours, Address, V&A Museum of Childhood Reviews: 4/5

V&A Museum of Childhood
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10:00 - 17:45
Monday
10:00 - 17:45
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:45
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:45
Thursday
10:00 - 17:45
Friday
10:00 - 17:45
Saturday
10:00 - 17:45
Sunday
10:00 - 17:45
About
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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  • Bethnal Green • 3 min walk
  • Bethnal Green • 3 min walk
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Amy C
London, UK320 contributions
Just ok for a rainy day visit
Jul 2020 • Friends
Just ok for a rainy day visit in East London near the sound of the bow 🔔 as tradition says some good toys
Written 17 May 2021
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Amy C
London, UK320 contributions
Ok museum
Mar 2020 • Friends
I found this too enclosed in glass boxes and pricey in cafe and shop , good items themselves but it needs a revamp in creativity 😀
Written 5 February 2021
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john c
Chard, UK56 contributions
lovely afternoon
Aug 2019
there was so much that was of interest
i have low number marvel comics and it was good to see some there as well as the first Yoda that i also have
Written 28 June 2020
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Amy C
London, UK320 contributions
Dull visit
Jun 2019 • Friends
I went and was underwhelmed the toys were just in glass cases unimaginable displays and expensive shop and cafe
Written 29 April 2020
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rosco2
London, UK272 contributions
Lots of fun
Mar 2020
East to get to. No charge for entry. Good shop. Cafe on ground floor, decent coffee, well priced healthy food for kids. Access to toilets via lift and stairs.

This museum is closing in mid May for a 2 year refurb we were told. Lots of stuff we remember despite being of an age - my 70 birthday - of relatively little for children unless you had a very wealthy background. The refurb is probably needed as we could see that exhibits were in rather dated cabinets.

So many things we could remember and toys we would be happy to donate but of course they won’t accept until the museum is refurbed. Such is life. It’s a joy...get down there before mid May!
Written 5 March 2020
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ThePackedBag
Sydney, Australia4,694 contributions
In dire need of updating
Nov 2019
When I visited the exhibits - while extensive and varied - were all tucked away in Victorian-style glass cabinets. There was some interactivity, but really it was quite dull. Apparently, in May 2020 it will close for two years to have a very expensive and 'radical transformation.'
I'll put it on my agenda to visit after that in hopes that it captures the childhood experience from old to new.
Written 2 March 2020
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Twotravel2019
London, UK21 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great place and fantastic considering it is free entry. I would recommend going to the museum. Lots of toys and things to look at and interactive groups of young children as well. Really interesting and a great find.
Written 28 February 2020
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bunnySouthport
Southport, UK745 contributions
Great for families
Feb 2020 • Family
Really nice place for families but feel they could do a lot more
Free entry so can’t complain
Nice displays of old games and toys etc and interactive stuff also
Has a nice cafe
Very much crowded with kids on a Saturday
Worth a visit
Allow 2 hours
Also have a nice shop
Written 23 February 2020
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Eva N
3 contributions
So much fun!!!
Feb 2020 • Family
The museum was bigger than expected there was so much to do and explore, from a sandbox to a rocking horse. I highly recommend story time.
Written 22 February 2020
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KevLiv
Edgware8 contributions
Chilld's Play
Feb 2020
As an adult with my wife visited to hopefully to reminisce my childhood. It was very much geared to children. Apart from a few old fashioned games there was little that appealed to adults and not many interactive activities. However, there was a vibrant atmosphere for the kids.

There is also more scope for displays for the modern era. I feel the place can benefit from a refurb and jusify charging for a visit
Written 19 February 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:45
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