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The V&A Museum of Childhood will be celebrating the work of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's best-loved authors.
A Lifetime in Stories will explore his career through the use of draft manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and correspondence, and look into the lives he created for some of his best known characters.
Also on display will be the life-size horse puppet that was used in the West End show War Horse, which was later made into a movie by Steven Spielberg, and some original artwork by some of Britain's greatest illustrators, including Sir Quentin Blake, Patrick Benson and Michael Foreman.
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
A Pirate’s Life For Me! – 20 Oct 2018 to 22 Apr 2019 – A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
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If you enjoy Museum of Childhood then you might like to visit Namco Funscape (catch the train from Bethnal Green to Waterloo), Pollock’s Toy Museum (catch the train from Bethnal Green to Goodge Street) and Princess Diana Memorial Playground (catch the train from Bethnal Green to Queensway)
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