The new Young V&A has opened!


The Young V&A has just opened in Bethnal Green, a major new destination for children, families and young people!

Formerly known as the Museum of Childhood (closed in 2020), the Young V&A was designed collaboratively with 0–14-year-olds, by De Matos Ryan architects and design practice AOC.

From Hokusai to Keith Haring, Micro Scooter to Minecraft and Superheroes to the Surrealists, the new museum is divided into 3 galleries: Play, Imagine and Design.

Circa 2,000 objects from across the entire V&A’s collections are displayed through colorful and joyful setups, aiming to encourage playful learning, foster creativity and spark young people’s imaginations.

The Young V&A offers a series of hands-on experiences, such as sensory playscapes and a performance and story-telling stage, alongside an extensive workshop program dedicated to learning.

A few practical information: the museum includes a buggy park, a café, a shop, a reading room and a meeting space. The first planned exhibition is “Myths to Manga”, opening on October 14. Add it to your next London trip!

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