V&A Museum of Childhood

Museum featuring objects made for and made by children

The V&A Museum of Childhood is the UK’s National Museum of Childhood. It is the largest institution of its kind in the world. Its mission is to hold in trust the nation’s childhood collections and to be an international leader in engaging audiences in the material culture and experiences of childhood.

The building was used to display a variety of collections at different times, including the works which can now be seen at the Wallace Collection. In the 1920s, it began to focus on services for children, and in 1974 the director of the V&A, Sir Roy Strong, defined it as a specialist museum of childhood.

Of all the branches, the Bethnal Green Museum has the largest collection of childhood objects in the United Kingdom.




Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA

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Saturday 10am–5:45pm Sunday 10am–5:45pm Monday 10am–5:45pm Tuesday 10am–5:45pm Wednesday 10am–5:45pm Thursday 10am–5:45pm Friday 10am–5:45pm
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