Victoria & Albert Museum – London

Entrance to the museum with impressive sculpture installation overhead

Although not as close to our three-year old’s heart as the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green (currently her favourite museum in London), our daughter does enjoy a trip to the V&A in particular tearing around the John Madejski Garden, digging into the children’s Activity Backpack (which you can borrow for free) and admiring selective exhibits. Today she was quite taken with the 1960 Barbie doll wearing a black and white striped swimming costume and cats-eye sunglasses.  After a good dash around the garden you can grab refreshments in the V&A Café, which includes the three rooms that formed the first museum restaurant in the world.  They make an elaborate backdrop to a sandwich lunch. Here is their website.


An elaborate backdrop to a sandwich break – the museum cafe
John Madejski garden

The little munchkin in the entry 

Here’s the Barbie in all her glory. Photo credit: V&A Museum website