Saturday 4 February 2017

Get playful this Spring at the V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood
February Newsletter
Get playful this Half Term
Celebrate all things playful this Half Term with a variety of events and exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy.
Chinese New Year
Saturday 11 February11.30-16.30
Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional and modern instrumental and dance performances. Take part in Chinese Opera mask making, costume and calligraphy workshops.
London Children's Bookswap
Saturday 11 February10.00-16.00
Discover new stories and renew your personal library. London Children’s Book Swap returns to the Museum. Bring along your old books to trade for different books.
The Lost Room 
Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 FebruaryIn this playful and immersive theatrical experience, you will enter a Victorian paneled study to discover hidden tales of The Lost Room. If you love escape games, this is for you! Bring your imagination and come ready to explore.
Magical Museum Sleepover
Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March
Enjoy a special night’s sleep in the company of fairies, puppets, dolls and trains. In the morning you’ll be able to have your breakfast on the Marble Floor of the Museum before it opens to the public the following morning.
Watch, Talk, Think film season
9 February & 9 March
Watch some of the most powerful films about childhood followed by panel discussions with leading academics, film critics and health professionals.
ABC Photography
The alphabet is reinvented in this display of critically acclaimed photographers exploring new notions of the age-old teaching tool for children - the alphabet book. Featuring works by Martin Parr, Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Searching for Ghosts
An intimate and haunting collection of portraits by Photographer Tom Hunter, capturing community life in residential homes and tower blocks around Tower Hamlets and Hackney. 
Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered
See it before it closes on 23 April

Half Term Family Fun
Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 February
10.30 – 17.00
Join us this half-term for 9 days of PLAY! Create your own structures and monumental environments; take part in an interactive Pop-up Performance; create visual stories through digital painting; or book onto Make-it: Little Inventors to create your own invention for the future.