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Museum of Childhood
Take a look at the large collection of toys and childhood objects through the ages.
Visit The Museum of Childhood
The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood has something to interest children and adults alike. The Museum of Childhood has the UKâ€™s national collection of toys, games and childhood objects. It offers a memorable day out for visitors of all ages, a lively programme of activities, an opportunity to reminisce, and provides a second to none teaching resource for primary schools.
Entertainment at the Museum of Childhood
The Museum of Childhood has activities every weekend and a lively programme of events during the school holidays. There is an art cart with an art worker who roams the galleries with free art activities for children of all ages on Saturdays and Sundays and daily during school holidays.
Exhibitions at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
In addition to their permanent collection, the Museum of Childhood has exciting changing exhibitions. The Museum of Childhood has a fine collection of dollsâ€™ houses. The highlight of he collection is the Nuremberg Dolls House, made in 1673, and the only example of its type to be found outside Germany.
The Museum of Childhood also has the finest collection of childrenâ€™s costume in the country, and the best of it is displayed on the upper floor, along with a fascinating display of nursery and baby equipment. You should try the collection of shoes and hats, try on the replicas, and turn back the clock hundreds of years.
Activities at the Museum of Childhood
Children have the opportunity to dress up in clothes worn by children in the past and play with replica toys. There are coin-operated mechanical toys, a dappled rocking horse and two large replica train model layouts. There are displays of clothes and nursery equipment from days gone by, some are 400 years old. The museum runs activities and events for children. The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood is free of charge.
Location of the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
It is easy to reach by underground on the Central Line to Bethnal Green Station, or by Bus 8 from Victoria Station to Bethnal Green Station. The museum is just 5 minutes from the station on Cambridge Heath Road. Visit www.vam.ac.uk/moc to find out about opening times and all other special events at the Museum of Childhood.
It is easy to get to Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood when staying at Georgian House Hotel.
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to the Museum of Childhood? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438