The Museum of Childhood branch of the V&A is specially designed for children to learn about objects made for and by children. There is a range of exhibitions exploring subjects such as photography, fashion, play and social issues.
Check out the museum’s doll collection, the largest in all of the UK, even featuring a paddle-doll from 1300BC!
Get mechanical with the museum’s Moving Toys Gallery, or be inspired in the Creativity Gallery which explains the processes of imagination, inspiration, exploration and making things happen with interactive opportunities along the way.
Parents will also love the museum for its collections of toys from the past. Look out for the Star Wars figurines or the Sindy dolls – nostalgia is guaranteed!
Follow the Museum of Childhood on Twitter – @MuseumChildhood – for extra updates about special events at the museum.
Pretty cool museum. It was free so that’s definitely a bonus for me as a teen. There’s more of an appeal for kids and parents but I still enjoyed it as a teen who is interested in history. I liked seeing the vintage toys from a few decades ago and also trying to guess what certain things were from other centuries. The cafe was nice and I’d say that this is a good place for families with teens but maybe not just teens by themselves.
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i dont like this museum its scary and the toys are dusty!
I find this museum scary. It’s creepy and all the toys look dusty
I love this museum! We go a lot and there are always arts and crafts for children to get involved and make things. It’s great looking at all the old fashioned toys in glass cabinets but I wish I could touch them. Mummy and daddy love it because they see old toys from when they were kids about 100 years ago. I think real dinosaurs were around when they were little..
lots of fun arts and crafts activities on offer on weekends and holidays. my kids love this place. take 20ps for the different antique slot machines.