- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
V and A Museum of Childhood offers drop-in activities, workshops and hands on displays for all ages including storytelling, arts and crafts, tours and treasure hunts. Plus, temporary exhibitions and displays.
Houses the national childhood collection which includes: dolls' houses, dolls, puppets, toys and games, children's clothes and furniture.
The galleries are designed to be accessible to both adults and children of all ages. A great London family day out!
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
Getting There and Contact Information
Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 9PA, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:45
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Benugo cafe at the Museum of Childhood serving superb lunches, freshly made sandwiches and salads, delicious cakes and award winning coffee. Picnic area outside in the garden.
Disabled toilets. Baby changing facilities in male and female toilets.
Toys, gifts and books.
Baby food facilities
Quiet room available for parents to feed babies in.
Loads of fun and free
Written by MuchMoreWithLess . 12.04.18
Love this museum. Free entry, and loads of interactive stuff for kids to do - massive robot with wind up cogs, rocking horses, dressing up clothes, drawing with magnets in iron filings, coin operated train set, play kitchen, dolls houses, indoor sandpit, punch & judy puppets, baby play area, books to read, couple of terminals with info about exhibits and a simple maze game, and so on. They offer regular craft and story telling sessions too, and temporary exhibitions. Just a bit frustrating that the best toys are in glass cases, but I defy you not to come over nostalgic when spotting childhood favourites! It's on several levels in a massive tram shed, so tricky to keep kids in sight if you have runaways. Gift shop and cafe are good but pricey. We tended to use the picnic room in the basement, though it gets crowded at peak times. Worth arriving straight after opening time in school holidays. Avoid the lift if you can - slow and small.
Free admission and a good day out all around
Written by steph430 . 18.12.17
If you're looking for something in London that has free admission, the Museum of Childhood is a good option to have. There's plenty to look at from story collections to art collections, and Montessori family packs are available to families with children under 5 which I liked a lot as it allowed little one to make creative choices in what he wanted to do.