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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
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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Call in the Cavalry — National Army Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 9 Jun 2019 – An exhibition about the British Hussars, exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars.
Crime Scene Live! — at the Natural History Museum – 5 Nov 2018, 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 24 May and 7 Jun 2019 – A group event where you'll turn into a CSI and collect evidence around the Natural History Museum to solve a murder mystery
Look for more children’s events this month
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)
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