Until 14 April 2013
Modern British Childhood explores how childhood has transformed in Britain during the period between the London Olympic Games of 1948 and 2012.
Charting 64 tumultuous years in history, this exhibition explores issues surrounding education, health, family, entertainment, fashion and play. From a pair of 1950s children’s NHS prescription glasses to the 2005 Teddyfone (designed for under 5s) the exhibition gathers together objects – exceptional or everyday, public or private – that dramatise the huge changes that have occurred in children’s lives. Clothing, toys, books and childcare items will be shown alongside TV and film footage and photography.
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA