The Museum building provides an excellent location for filming, and its collections and displays make an attractive backdrop for photography.
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Daydreams and Diaries, 5 April – 2 November 2014
This exhibition celebrates all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving you a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires her to write. It features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum and Hetty Feather.
Confiscation Cabinets, 9 November 2013 – 1 June 2014
Artist Guy Tarrant's display cabinets show artefacts gleaned from 150 different London primary and secondary schools over three decades. These objects include homemade games, keepsakes, cult toys, peculiar adornments, weapons and other forbidden objects which characterise the flotsam and jetsam of contemporary school children.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?, 12 October 2013 – 1 June 2014
Are you Sitting Comfortably? is an exhibition exploring some of the effects of environment and design on teaching and learning from the formality of the Victorian classroom to the outdoors self-directed learning of a wood school.
Afro Supa Hero, 14 September 2013 – 9 February 2014
A snapshot of a childhood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora. Jon Daniel's action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity.
War Games, 25 May 2013 – 9 March 2014
Exploring the fascinating relationship between conflict and children's play and providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day.