VICTORIANS AT THE SEASIDE
To 24 July
On display will be a selection of Paul Martin’s photographs documenting seaside holidaymakers in late-Victorian England. Disguising his camera as a leather box, Martin was able to record holidaymakers in the popular seaside resort of Yarmouth unnoticed. The display gives a fascinating insight into life in Victorian England and represents one of the earliest series of holiday snapshots.
WARLI & WEAVE
To 31 May 2009
Focusing on two areas of contemporary Indian craft – Warli painting and weaving. This exhibition looks at the enduring qualities of traditional rural craft and how it has developed in response to changes in family, community, local markets and global economics.
SNOZZCUMBERS AND FROBSCOTTLE
2 May – 6 September 2009
Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle looks at the collaborative work of Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl. Dahl’s stories, such as The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and George’s Marvellous Medicine, are all brought perfectly to life through Blake’s unique illustrations and the exhibition will bring together original manuscripts and illustrations, as well as unique Dahl-related objects and interactive exhibits and activities exploring the creative process.
FANTASTIC FROBSCOTTLE WEEKEND
2, 3 & 4 May: 10.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00
A weekend of events related to the exhibition Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Quentin Blake will be at the Museum to sign books on Monday from 11.00-12.00.
FREE; Drop-in; Ages 3+
25 – 29 May, 10.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00
A bumper half terms week of storytelling, creative writing, trails and activities, brings the Museum’s toys to life.
FREE; Spaces limited for some activities; Ages 3–12
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD GENERAL INFORMATION
The V&A Museum of Childhood is open daily 10.00 – 17.45, last admission 17.30.
The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green (Central Line).