Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

This Bethnal Green outpost of the Victoria & Albert Museum houses an engaging collection of toys, games, furniture and clothing as used by children from 1600 to the present day. Highlights include monumental dolls' houses, ornate cradles, ingenious clockwork cars and familiar characters from books, TV and film that always prompt a nostalgic sigh. There's also a café, a bookshop and a varied programme of child-friendly events.

Come and spark your creativity at Young V&A – the museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design. Be inspired by spaces, explore our collection and get creative.

Young V&A is open seven days a week. General admission is free and you don’t need to book. There may be some queues to get in to the museum at busy times through the summer, including weekends.

Getting here
The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green (it's a 2-minute walk from there). The nearest overground station is Cambridge Heath (a 5-minute walk). Please note, the nearest station with step-free access is Whitechapel, for further information see the Transport for London website.

There are lots of other ways to get to us – including bikes, buses or buggies.

Buses 106, 254, 388 and D6 stop nearby

There's a bike station just across the road, and space to park your bike in front of the museum
There's a buggy park in the Welcome Area inside the door


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