Explore the newly transformed Young V&A in east London, co-designed with children and young people.
Formerly the Museum of Childhood, the "younger sibling" of the Victoria and Albert Museum is aimed at the interests, skills and needs of children and teenagers aged up to 14 years old, as they build the creative confidence needed to thrive in our fast-paced world.
What is there to see at Young V&A?
Young V&A has three permanent gallery spaces called Imagine, Play and Design.
Visitors can book tickets for shows in its temporary exhibition space. The new displays, which include items from the V&A’s main archive, are all created with children in mind.
You’ll be able to get hands-on with interactive displays, workshops and an Open Studio, and show off performance skills on the amphitheatre-style stage in the Imagine area of the museum.
This national museum for young people will focus on the issues facing children today and their achievements. Contemporary items scheduled to be on display include the skateboard of 13-year-old Olympic medallist Sky Brown.
Is Young V&A free to visit?
Young V&A is free to visit for all. Make sure to check in advance for temporary exhibitions and one-off events.
Where is Young V&A?
The Young V&A is in Bethnal Green, east London. It is located very close to Bethnal Green Tube station (Central line) on Cambridge Heath Road.
How do I get to Young V&A?
The nearest Tube station to the Young V&A is Bethnal Green (Central line), which is a one-minute walk away.
Several bus routes stop on Cambridge Heath Road, close to the museum.
There are Santander Cycles docking stations at Holybush Gardens, which is a two-minute walk, and Bethnal Green Gardens, which is four minutes from the museum.
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