Museum of Childhood
National Gallery National Gallery. London

In a magnificent Grade II listed red brick building, in the heart of the East-End, this branch of the V&A is devoted to the theme of childhood, both past and present. Recently reopened after a 4.7 million transformation by Architects Caruso St John. New features include a stunning front entrance with community gallery, Creativity and Moving Toys displays and hands-on activities.

The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, optical toys and automata. It also has a

significant children's costume and nursery equipment collection.

Today the collection is world famous and explores the history of childhood from the sixteenth century to the present day and includes interactive areas that help children engage with exhibits and learn about childhood in the past and in different parts of the world.

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opening times
Sunday   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

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London   E2 9PA
+44 (0) 208 983 5200

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