The V&A Museum of Childhood aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present and develop an appreciation of creative design through our inspirational collections and programmes.
The Museum (located in Bethnal Green) is part of the V&A, housing the national childhood collection. The galleries are designed to show the collections in a way which is accessible to adults and children of all ages.
We have a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, daily activities and seasonal events, and an excellent education programme with popular teaching sessions and resources linked directly to the National Curriculum. With its strong commitment to cultural diversity and social inclusion, the Museum has established very close links with its local communities through a diverse programme of collaborative visual arts and oral history projects.
Who are we? What do we do? What's it like to work at the Museum of Childhood? What are our favourite childhood memories? Find out more about us...
The Museum building provides an excellent location for filming, and its collections and displays make an attractive backdrop for photography.
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Welcoming nearly 400,000 visitors through its doors every year, the V&A Museum of Childhood houses the nation's collection of childhood-related objects from the 1600s to the present day. The collection features toys - including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets and teddy bears - games, childcare, clothing, furniture and art.
We run student and graduate internships in the following departments: Collections, Exhibitions, Director's Office, Marketing and Learning.
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Bethnal Green in the Tudor era was a popular London suburb for the new gentry. There was good agricultural land and opportunities for hunting grounds, plenty of space for large homes, not far from the Thames and it was very handy for the City of London.
The V&A Museum of Childhood is part of the Victoria and Albert Museum which is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and a charity exempt from registration under the Charities Act of 1993.
Over the past several years, the V&A Museum of Childhood has implemented a Masterplan to transform it into a first-class destination for all visitors.
The V&A Museum of Childhood has won a number of awards in recent years. Find out more here.
A limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake, made specially for the V&A Museum of Childhood to promote the Museum's re-opening in 2006. All the toys featured in the print are objects in the Museum's collection.
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