The V&A Museum of Childhood is putting on an exhibition exploring the swashbuckling world of fictional pirates.
Developed with young children in mind, the exhibition will feature an immersive and playful set design that will take your little ones into an imaginary world of adventure and exploration, starting off in a moody coastal inn and ending up on a tropical island in search of treasure!
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a large pirate ship that will inspire learning through active play.
The exhibits include everything from toys and games to books, pictures and comics, spanning over 300 years-worth of popular culture from Victorian Britain to the present day. They'll even get to see some real pirate coins -- bringing them into contact with real pirates in the real world.
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Moments of Silence — Imperial War Museum – 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 – Moments of Silence uses recordings of the silences captured at Remembrance Services at 11 AM on 11th November
Renewal — Life After The First World War – 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 – An exhibition of black and white photos showing the rebuilding and changes that took place after World War I.
I Was There — Room Of Voices – 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 – Hear the personal stories of the soldiers, civilians and children who lived through the Armistice at the end of World War I
Mimesis — African Soldier – 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 – An exhibition to commemorate the often unheralded role that African and colonial soldiers played during the First World War
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Witnesses — Emigre medallists in Britain – 4 Oct 2018 to 7 Apr 2019 – A free exhibition that showcases some of the finest examples in the British Museum's collection of 70,000 medals.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Museum of Childhood then you might like to visit Namco Funscape (catch the train from Bethnal Green to Waterloo) and Pollock’s Toy Museum (catch the train from Bethnal Green to Goodge Street)
|Kid’s events in March|
|Kid’s events in April|
|Kid’s events in May|