©V&A Museum of Childhood
A museum about children, for children, the V&A museum of childhood offers exhibits and events exploring how children have lived and played throughout the ages. The museum houses over 6000 items of clothing, retro dolls and construction toys dating back to the 19th century. Parents will love seeing old favourites such as Slinkies, Masters of the Universe figurines and Transformers. From multi-sensory animal-themed story time to play sessions with vintage toys, there is plenty of hands-on fun for little ones. Families can also borrow Montessori Family Packs with a map, activity sessions and special toys for an educational day out. Families visiting with children with autism can make the most of their day with a SENse pack containing sound mufflers, PECs symbols, toys and colouring sheets. There are also packs for children with visual impairments, offering a Penfriend audio guide, Braille and large print activity sheets and sensory toys.