V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present and develop an appreciation of creative design through its inspirational collections and programmes.

The Museum is part of the V&A family of museums, and houses the national childhood collection. The galleries are designed to show the collections in a way which is accessible to adults and children of all ages.

The Museum hosts many exhibitions (see Events), daily activities and seasonal events. With a strong commitment to cultural diversity and social inclusion, the Museum has established very close links with its local communities through a diverse programme of collaborative visual arts and oral history projects.

Opening Times
Open Monday – Sunday from 10:00-17:45
Last admission 17:30
Closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January

To the Museum and all exhibitions is FREE

Daily Activities
Monday – Friday
14:00 -16:00   Art Smarts
14:30 -15:00   Exploring the Museum

Saturday and Sunday
10:30 – 12:30   Game On!
11:00 – 11:15   Exploring Moving Toys
12:00 – 12:15   Exploring Creativity
14:00 – 16:00   Art Smarts
14:30 – 15:00   Exploring the Museum

There are lots of free activities for children and families to enjoy in the Museum every day.

The Benugo café provides hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pastries and cakes, as well as  coffee, hot and cold drinks, wine and beer.
The café is open from 10:00 until 17:00 daily.

Getting there

By tube:
Bethnal Green (Central Line)

By bus:
D6, 106, 254, 309 and 388 stop outside.
8, 26, 55 and 48 stop nearby.

By rail:
Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green – both less than a 10 minute walk away.

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA