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“Excellent entertainment for free!”

V&A Museum of Childhood
Ranked #177 of 1,651 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent entertainment for free!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Love this museum - loads to see and do and there's always a great exhibition running. At the moment it's about Jacqueline Wilson - really good.

Spent a happy 3 hours in here with a 3 year old - that's how good it is!

Visited August 2014
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
“Going back in time”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Interesting museum, however became slightly repetitive with displays, so much so that gave the top floor a miss. Interesting to see some childhood toys there though.

Visited August 2014
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Ipswich Suffolk
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lots of hands on activities”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I have wanted to visit this museum for a long time and was not disappointed. My daughter and I saw many of her toys from her childhood and many of mine from the 50's. The museum was full of families and as well as the many exhibits there were plenty of things to play with as you went round. Some of the labels were rather small and some children who were trying to read them found it difficult because of the size of the print. As usual all the labels were black print on white background and a couple of the children we saw had coloured glasses so I presume dyslexic and they were having trouble reading they said the words jumped so when replacing labels the museum should take advice about the best combination of colours to use. This is just a small thing and there were lots of workshops going on. I am sure my grandsons would love it especially the sand pit a wonderful idea in the middle of London.

Visited August 2014
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lampeter
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good for the kids but a bit small”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We took the time to travel to this museum from feltham instead of going to the usual ones in kenisington. At first sight it was dissapointing but once inside looking at the displays and playing with the things on offer we changed our minds. The children and their dad had a good time looking at and playing with the toys while i enjoyed the historical side of it
A good day out shame bethnal green has little else to offer.

Visited August 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Back to the Future”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This museum is free to visit. It is in a light and airy building with lots of space for all the family. Highly interactive with toys and games to play with from the past. We (adults with no children) had great fun finding toys and games from our past and remembering some we had forgotten about, and in awe at some exhibits we didn't know existed! It was lovely to see children and adults sharing their stories and playing games, reading books etc. there is so much to see and enjoy.

Visited July 2014
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