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V&A Museum of Childhood entrance. Image courtesy of V&A Museum of Childhood.
Young V&A in Bethnal Green is a national museum dedicated to the interests, skills and needs of children and teenagers.


Explore the Young V&A, a newly transformed museum dedicated to the interests, skills and needs of children and teenagers.

Formerly the Museum of Childhood, the "younger sibling" of the Victoria and Albert Museum is aimed at children aged up to 14 years old.

The museum is currently closed and is due to reopen in summer 2023.

What is there to see at Young V&A?

When it throws open its doors in 2023, the Young V&A will have three permanent gallery spaces called Imagine, Play and Design.

Visitors will also be able to 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 the Young V&A free to visit?

The Young V&A is free to visit. Please check in advance for temporary exhibitions and one-off events.

Where is the 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 the 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.

Important information

The Young V&A is currently closed. It is expected to reopen in 2023.


Child Ticket Free
Family Ticket Free
Senior Ticket Free
Adult Ticket Free

Venue Details & Map

Young V&A

Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA
+44 (0)20 8983 5200
Public transport:
Follow direction signs from Bethnal Green station.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Ramps with handrail within building
Steps with handrail within building
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Hearing loop system
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Low reception or information counters
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
General Facilities
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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