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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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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
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Stepney Green Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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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  33% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  41% 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
 
 
 
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21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Museum Objects Come To LifeMuseum Objects Come To LifeA messy and fun arts and crafts session.2016-07-27T09:30:00+01002016-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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The Secret Museum DIY Film CollectiveThe Secret Museum DIY Film CollectiveA unique and imaginative creative session.2016-07-27T09:30:00+01002016-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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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 Firman2016-07-27T00:00:00+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
 
The Tales We TellThe Tales We TellDrawings inspired by tribal memory, myths and everyday life, which offer a rare insight into Warli, a tribal art form from Western India. The exhibitions also features a film by artist Johnny Magee and an installation created through a pictorial exchange between pupils at Redlands Primary School, Tower Hamlets and a village school in Dahanu, Thane.2016-07-27T10:00:00+01002016-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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