V&A Museum of Childhood (London) Reviews
Description:The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in the East End of London is a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum ... more
V&A Museum of Childhood (London) ... (the "V&A"), which is the United Kingdom's national museum of applied arts. The museum was founded in 1872 as the Bethnal Green Museum, reusing a prefabricated building from Albertopolis which was replaced with some early sections of the modern V&A complex. It was used to display a variery of collections at different times, including the works which can now be seen at the Wallace Collection. In the 1920s, it began to focus on services for children, and in 1974 the director of the V&A Sir Roy Strong defined it as a specialist museum of childhood.
Newest Review: ... is a hub of noise the feeling of fun and excitement oozes in here. By the entrance there is a gift shop area and then a large cafe area. Upstairs is where you will find the exhibitions. There is a lift to this floor at the front of the building. In the lobby there is a buggy park. Do you remember The Master of the Universe? Care bears? Action Man? Then you will love it! There are so many ... more
Customer V&A Museum of Childhood (London) Reviews (3)
by - written on 17/04/13 (Very useful, 32 readings)
V&A Museum of Childhood is an exciting museum that will entertain and hold the interest of young and old. The museum is found a 5minute walk from the Bethnal Green underground (there is no lift at this station). Many buses stop close by to the museum. We decided to drive there is not a car park for the public at the museum so you need to find a space down a side street which we did easily but you do need to pay to park. If you are disabled phone the museum as thy can organise a space to park at the museum. Please be aware that this is not near the main V&A museum. We put the museum into the SAT NAV & it took us to the main museum so we have a stressful drive . Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/12 (Very useful, 56 readings)
Museum of Childhood We were recently in London and because we were staying close to this museum, decided to give it a visit. --Location-- The museum is located close to Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath tube stations; we got the tube to Bethnal Green and it took us about 10 minutes to get there. If driving to the museum, parking can be arranged for visitors with special needs; there is some parking close by but its limited. The museum is easy to find as it's a large building on a main road and clearly signposted. Once we got there, there is a large paved entrance area with a garden and metal gates separating the museum from the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/11/01, updated on 13/02/02
Are you looking for somewhere different to go, easy to get to, a place where there’s plenty to keep children (and adults) entertained, where you can play, learn, remember, spend a day – all for free? This is how the Bethnal Green Museum of childhood describes themselves and I couldn’t have said it better. This place is BRILLIANT!!! It’s a wonderful place for adults who can look at the toys and reminisce and also for children to have fun and learn (even though it doesn’t seem like learning to them!). If this museum was in central London (although it’s easy to get to) it would be packed to the seams. Ok, so lets ... Read the complete review
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