V&A Museum of Childhood
208 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Dedicated to the V&A’s collection of toys, from dollhouses and puppet theatres to Lego and action figures, this museum also offers plenty to admire from an adult perspective, from its mosaic floor to art exhibitions. Look for the sensory area, with a sandpit, dressing-up box, and interactive displays like a Victorian kitchen. Make sure that you find the leather rocking horses and take a ride. They have two sizes, with crash-mats all around.
Tips from locals
Great place for kids but the architecture of the building makes it worth it for everyone.
The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood is London’s most nostalgic museum, showcasing dollhouses, action figures, teddy bears and various other childhood objects dating as far back as the 1700s. Alongside its permanent collections, Bethnal Green’s toy museum hosts film screenings, workshops for…
This is a classic. It has a permanent display, as well as regular special exhibitions and events. It is brilliant for kids of all ages. Free to visit but you can make a donation on the way out.
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