Welcoming over 400,000 visitors through its doors every year, the V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day.
The collection includes toys - including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets and teddy bears - games, childcare, clothing, furniture and art and photography. In addition, the Museum runs a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, a wide variety of activities, events and workshops for adults and families, outreach projects in hospitals and the local community, and an award-winning programme for schools.
The Museum aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present, and to develop an appreciation of creative design through our inspirational collections and varied public programme.
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The Museum building provides an excellent location for filming, and its collections and displays make an attractive backdrop for photography.
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The enthusiasm and dedication of every single member of staff is key to the Museum's success. Every employee is a valued member of the team, with a clear role to play in delivering an excellent visitor experience.
We run student and graduate internships with the following departments: Collections, Exhibitions, Director's Office, Marketing and Learning. There are currently no internships available, watch this space for forthcoming opportunities.
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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 itself into a first-class destination for all visitors.
The V&A Museum of Childhood has won a number of awards in recent years.
A limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake, made specially for the V&A Museum of Childhood to promote the Museum's reopening in 2006. All the toys featured in the print are objects in the Museum's collection.
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