My TYPE of place – Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

Today I headed off to the lovely Museum of Childhood, in Bethnal Green. This is a V&A museum, and is housed in a gorgeousbuilding which dates back to 1872. The Museum houses toys from all over the world, as well as other childhood objects – cribs, strollers, and currently has a very interesting exhibition about Modern British Childhood.

It’s got a good mix of interactive activities for kids, and historical information for big kids.

A word of warning though, you will feel very aged after visiting, as pretty much every toy you know and love and cherish will be there, exhibited in a glass case with historical notes next to it! It’s well worth a visit, and is free entry.

Here are some of the cool fonts I found inside:

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You can find out more about the history of the museum here.

You can find out where the museum is and visiting hours, and all general info here.

PS – I am TOTALLY buying my future kids a game called “play with needles”

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