Have you ever wondered whether objects come alive when you're not looking? A bit like the objects in our dreams when we fall asleep?
The V&A Museum of Childhood's new exhibition will be taking a closer look at our dreams, and exploring the unconscious and imaginary world 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
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
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Life In The Dark — Natural History Museum – 13 Jul 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
I object — Ian Hislop’s search for dissent – 6 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – Ian Hislop has assembled a collection of objects that show how dissenters have protested throughout history
Videogames — Design, Play & Disrupt – 8 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – See how today's blockbuster videogames are created by looking at concept art and large-scale immersive installations.
Look for more exhibitions during January
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), 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)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans