V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood

We stumbled upon The V&A Museum of Childhood last winter and we are so pleased we did.  This Museum is fantastic, not just for the children but for us adults too.  Even though our two children are very young they seem to share our passion for museums.  Admittedly we do not visit them very often now as not all museums are child friendly nor of interest to them but this is certainly not one of those.

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Behind glass there are fantastic displays of old toys, historic toys but what we found amusing is there are a huge amount of toys which we used to have and play with when we were small children – are we really that old that our toys are now in a museum?  You can take a trip down memory lane with these very well kept and restored old toys whilst your little ones show an interest too.

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There are also educational interactive toys for the children to play with including two beautiful rocking horses.  The Museum is laid out in four main parts, Front Room Gallery, Childhood Gallery, Creativity Gallery and The Moving Toys Gallery.  Throughout the year there are many different Exhibitions, Daily Activities and Events.  Depending on the age of your children you could spend all day here.

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We chose to have lunch at the café within the museum and we were pleasantly surprised.  There is a lot of choice the food is reasonably priced and they provide children’s portions as well as one of the best Millionaires Shortbread I have ever tasted. A small shop selling some very unique toys, books and pocket money gifts.  Overall a great day out which I would strongly recommend.

For more information visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/

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