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War GamesWhy do children play war games? The V & A Museum of Childhood explores this often controversial question in War Games, an exhibition of strategy games, toy weapons and miniature soldiers dating back to the 1920s. Aimed at adults and children, War Games explores the role of warfare in children's play from 1800 to the present day. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate how toys recreate and represent war and questions the role of war toys as tools of propaganda - through games like the 1914 British puzzle 'Get Rid of the Huns'.

 

About V & A Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from games throughout the ages to a historical look at cots, prams and feeding bottles (including a 19th century ceramic bottle). More about V & A Museum of Childhood

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Underground Stations

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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  35% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  26% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
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5 Cavell Street, E1 | 17 minutes from War Games
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 6th August to 4th September 2016 - 11am-4pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
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The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th March to 9th October 2016
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 28th August 2016
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
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231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from War Games
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as War Games
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ... More
 
 
 
Hollybush Gardens
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 2, 10-14 Hollybush Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
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Vegas Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
274 Poyser Street, Tower Hamlets, London E29RF | 3 minutes from War Games
Design and multimedia production collective Minivegas set up Vegas Gallery, a contemporary art gallery representing international artists, next to their office in Shoreditch in 2005. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
Studio 4, 10 Hollybush Place, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from War Games
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from War Games
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
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London College of Business and Computing
London > Education > Business Faculties
206 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
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Old Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from War Games
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Yoga Place E2
London > Leisure > Fitness
449 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
 
 
 
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
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V & A Museum of Childhood events

 
The Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & CoThe Clangers, Bagpuss & Co The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman2016-08-25T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th March to 9th October 2016
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The first major retrospective of Smallfilms - Firmin and Postgate's popular and influential production company - The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at the Museum of Childhood gives adults the chance to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and also welcome their children into the world of children's characters of the past. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firman... More about this event
 
Chinese Festival DayChinese Festival DayA host of activities to celebrate.2016-09-17T11:30:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
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Chinese Festival Day
Lurching Charm: Animation Study DayLurching Charm: Animation Study DayA nostalgic celebration of the magical art of stop-frame animation with a host of guest speakers and activities.2016-09-24T09:30:00+01002016-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
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Magical Museum SleepoverMagical Museum SleepoverA chance to sleep in the company of fairies, puppets, dolls and trains.2016-10-15T19:00:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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