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Spark your creativity at Young V&A!

Young V&A

A museum that inspires the next generation of artists, designers, performers, and practitioners!

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Get ready to spark your creativity at Young V&A – the free museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design. Designed with and for 0–14-year-olds, Young V&A’s mission is to inspire the next generation of artists, designers, performers, and practitioners.

The three new permanent galleries, Imagine, Play and Design, are designed with different age groups in mind from babies to teens, but open for all to explore. Each features new interactives and activities inspired by the collections, where children and their families can have fun together expressing their creativity, with immersive optical illusions, a performance area and stage, a marble run, self-portrait maker and open design studio - plus much more.  

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Japan: Myths to Manga

Take an exciting and atmospheric trip through Japanese history – and explore how landscape and folklore have influenced Japan's culture, technology and design. Tickets will be available to book online this Summer for the first Young V&A exhibition, Japan: Myths to Manga, which opens Saturday 14 October.

Become a member and enjoy free access to exhibitions, previews, priority booking, freshly curated content and much more!

Dates and Prices


  • Opening Daily: 10.00 – 17.45
  • Galleries close from 17.00
  • First exhibition Japan: Myths to Manga. Opens Saturday, 14 October (tickets available soon) 


  • Admission is free.
  • Special Exhibitions do cost, prices vary. 
Need to Know
  • Plan your Visit.
  • The Town Square Café is open from 10.00 – 17.00 Monday to Sunday, serving a range of hot and cold meals.
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Plan your Visit

Address and Contact Info

Young V&A
Cambridge Heath Rd,
Bethnal Green,
E2 9PA

Nearest Station: Bethnal Green
Nearest Park: Paradise Gardens