The Museum's exhibitions and displays explore a broad range of subjects relating to childhood, from design, photography and fashion, to play and social issues. Major exhibitions, such as Small Stories, are large and feature around a hundred objects, interactive interpretation and multimedia. Displays and installations, such as The Great Diary Project, are smaller and can range in size from one case to a room in the Galleries.

The Great Diary Project

The Great Diary Project

Until 12 October 2014. A selection of diaries written by children across the 19th and 20th centuries, offering insights into children's lives across different eras.

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Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

Until 2 November 2014. An exhibition celebrating all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving you a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires her to write.

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Toy Stories

Toy Stories

Until 14 December 2014. What do your favourite toys reveal about you? Toy Stories is a series of children's portraits by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti exploring the role and function of toys in the lives of children around the globe.

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It's My Party...

It's My Party...

Until 5 July 2015. We all have birthdays, but how we mark the passing years is very personal...

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Forthcoming exhibitions

Find out what's coming up at the Museum.

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Past exhibitions and displays

Past exhibitions and displays

Find out about some of the exhibitions and displays you may have missed at the Museum, from 2003 to present.

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Touring exhibitions

Touring exhibitions

Find out about exhibitions for hire and what's coming to a venue near you.

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The V&A online shop stocks a distinctive and refreshingly different range for children, big and little, then and now, including toys, games, books and accessories.

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