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Vital Stats – V&A Museum of Childhood (E2)

– Our litmus test of how child-friendly a museum is

AddressV&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA


Telephone –      020 8983 5200  

 

Website – Click here

 

E-mail – moc@vam.ac.uk

 

Hours – Open Monday – Sunday from 10:00-17:45. Last admission is 17:30. Closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January every year.

 

Cost of Admission – Entry is free. (There may be a small charge for some exhibitions and activities.)

 

Nearest UndergroundBethnal Green Tube Station (Central Line, 5 minute walk.) (No lift at tube station.)

 

Bus Routes: Numbers D6, 106, 254, 309 and 388 stop outside. Numbers 8, 26, 55 and 48 stop nearby.

 

Parking: The nearest pay and display bays can be found on Cambridge Heath Road. The Museum is not in the congestion charging zone.

 

Wheelchair & Buggy Access – Good wheelchair access and lifts to all floors make it easy to get around the Museum with a buggy.

Pit StopThe Benugo café on the ground floor has a selection of hot food, salads, sandwiches and cakes and is open from 10:00 until 17:00 daily. (Half portions are available for children.) There is a baby feeding room with bottle warming facilities, and baby changing facilities in the toilets. There is a buggy park in The Front Room gallery. The shop has books, stationery, gifts and pocket money toys and is open from 10:00 until 17:30 every day.

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Vital Stats – The Tate Britain (SW1)

– Our litmus test of how child-friendly a museum is

AddressThe Tate Britain, Milbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Telephone –   020 7887 8888  

Website Click here

E-mail – Visiting.britain@tate.org.uk

Hours – Open Daily 10.00 – 17.50. Exhibitions open 10.00 – 17.40.

Open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month for Late at Tate Britain.

Cost of Admission – Entry is free to the Tate and the Duveen Gallery

Nearest UndergroundPimlico (Victoria Line, 600 metres approx.), Vauxhall (Victoria line, 850 metres approx.), Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle Lines).

Wheelchair & Buggy Access – Good wheelchair access makes it easy to get around the Tate Britain with a buggy.

Pit StopThe Baby changing facilities are available in toilets on Level 1. The Café and Restaurant are situated on Level 1. Both are accessible for wheelchair users. (Although the Café is self-service, staff are very happy to help if you need assistance!) The Restaurant is waiter-service. Reservations can be made on   020 7887 8825   .

If you are making a family day of it, click to see what’s on for the fam.

More of a Modernist? Check out our Vital Stats on the Tate Modern.

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Vital Stats – The London Transport Museum (WC2)

– Our litmus test of how child-friendly a museum is

 

I\'m bored!Address – 39 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BB

Telephone – 020 7379 6344
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Hours – Open Saturdays to Thursdays from 10.00 to 18.00 and Fridays from 11.00 to 21.00
Cost of Admission – £10 for adults with free entry for under 16s.

Nearest Underground – Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross
Wheelchair & Buggy Access – Excellent wheelchair access makes it easy to get around the rest of the Gallery with a buggy.

Pit Stop – There are a number of change facilities all of which are clean and there’s a dedicated feeding room for smaller babies. In addition to the Upper Deck Cafe, there is also a picnic area where visitors can eat a packed lunch.

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Vital Stats – The National Portrait Gallery (WC2)

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metm9.gifAddressSt Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Telephone  020 7312 2463 
Website click here

Hours – Open daily from 10.00 – 18.00 with late openings on Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00
Nearest UndergroundLeicester Square or Charing Cross
Wheelchair & Buggy AccessOrange Street ramp / Shop entrance in St Martin’s Place.
Wheelchair access makes it easy to get around the rest of the Gallery with a buggy, especially if you don’t mind a circuitous route, including to the change facilities.

Pit Stop – The change facilities are not that easy to get to, but the room is spacious and clean. Our sense is that the café isn’t worth the two lifts and walk – there’s only one high chair and nothing for children to eat. Lucky you’re not here for the food!

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