The V&A Museum of Childhood is just by Bethnal Green tube station… the big glass fronted building on the corner. A huge expanse of open space filled at balcony level with childhood memorabilia, toys, activities and lots of children (well, I went during half term… not recommended by the way!). I loved the gay Barbie dolls, creepy plastic babies and magna doodle with metal shavings. You gain a great sense of nostalgia from the old toys, grand toys (I wish I’d owned that puppet theatre!) and tv shows that always seem to produce an eery eyed moulded version of their characters. It’s free to visit and a great afternoon outing (with or without kids!).

Museum of Childhood Entrance

Full size mini theatre in the museum of childhood

Gay Barbies and Kens

Magnuets for big kids

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