Calling all kids and teens! Are you looking for the perfect fun and educational place to visit on your upcoming family trip to London? Look no further than Young V&A, the “younger sibling” of the Victoria and Albert Museum, moments away from your luxurious stay at the Montcalm London City. This amazing museum is packed with interactive exhibits that will capture your imagination and help you learn about the history of Victorian-era childhood culture and design.
From exploring the history of toys to creating your own fashion designs, there’s something for everyone at Young V&A. And because the museum was co-designed with children and young people, you can be sure that it’s tailored to your little ones’ interests. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the best London hotel deals and read on to plan the best London family trip ever!
What’s in Store for You?
The spectacular Young V&A collection includes everything from toy catalogues to schoolbooks, giving you a glimpse into how children have played, learned, and grown over the centuries. You can find out about the history of toys from around the world, learn about the different ways that children have been educated in Britain over time, and even see what it was like to be a child in Victorian London. All of which is sure to keep you and your kids engaged in something creative, entertaining, and educational at the same time.
How to Get Here?
The Young V&A is on Cambridge Heath Road, minutes away from your central London city accommodation and the nearest Tube station is on the central line (Bethnal Green), which is only a minute’s walk away from the museum.
Exploring Young V&A
Imagine, Play, and Design are three of the permanent gallery spaces in the museum.
Head to the Imagine gallery, with highly interactive displays, workshops, and an open studio where you can get hands-on with art and design (and make little friends who also love to create). The Play gallery is full of fun and games, housing both traditional and cutting-edge technology toys, ensuring your kids have a blast. The Design gallery explores the history of design through a variety of objects, from furniture to fashion.
Start your day afresh with the special Montcalm afternoon tea and start your exploration with this newly imagined museum in East London, packed with interactive exhibits and performances. Also, the extensive buggy park and friendly staff here are so welcoming and inclusive for all, that you won’t feel like it’s your first time here. The best thing about Young V&A is its free-flowing layout! This means that you can explore at your own pace, without feeling too rushed.
It is safe to say, that not only is Young V&A a great place to learn about the history of design but is also an incredibly well-made museum to let your kids’ imaginations run wild. With thought-provoking questions and engaging displays, Young V&A is sure to encourage your kids to think creatively, explore their own ideas and create memories that they’ll cherish forever.