Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood
When Roy Strong became director of the V&A in 1973, all childhood-related objects held at the South Kensington site were transferred here, to the former Bethnal Green Museum. The collection now spans an amazing array of artefacts from the 1600s to the present day, and it won’t just be kids who are delighted at the sight of all those ancient teddy bears and antique yoyos. The Museum is well loved for its frequent temporary exhibitions, which have in the past covered favourite children’s illustrators and writers. There are annual summer parties and a wide variety of workshops too. If you don’t fancy the café, you can even bring your own packed lunch to eat in the Summerly Room downstairs.
Tel: 020 8983 5200