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Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood – Vintage toys

24 pics. The V & A Toy Museum is in Bethnal Green just a little north of Bethnal Green Underground station on Cambridge Heath Road. There are numerous events and workshops for children including schools groups.  It is worth seeing their website ⇒.

The museum is free to enter and photography is allowed but difficult due the lighting and reflections from the glass cases.  Nevertheless it is worth a visit, especially since their stock keeps being replenished from a large archive.

There is a second post with Chinese Rock Gardens, more toys and favourites from television here ⇐. 🙂

The V & A Museum of design in South Kensington is even larger and can be found here ⇐.

Dolls Houses

This just a sample.


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V & A Museum of Childhood Toy House
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V & A Museum of Childhood Dolls

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Toy Cooker and Tea Sets


V & A Museum of Childhood Toy Oven

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Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood Toy Tea Set

Toy Theatres


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V & A Toy Museum Punch and Judy

Mechanical Puppet

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V & A Toy Museum Mechancal Puppet

Johnny the Dunce is an early clockwork toy (circa 1850) with music and a swinging leg.

Vintage Models

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V & A Toy Museum Toy Car

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Steam Locomotives

The first two of these models have small spirit burners underneath which raise steam and result in locomotion.  A good way to set your carpet on fire.

There are more model steam engines/locomotives here ⇐.

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V & A Toy Museum Toy Stevensons Rocket

Rocking Horse

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V & A Toy Museum Rocking Horse

Teddy Bears

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V & A Toy Museum Teddy Bears

Painting

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V & A Toy Museum Painting of Boy in Top Hat

“We used to make our own amusement in the old days”.