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Museum of Childhood Reopens

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By M@ Last edited 124 months ago
Museum of Childhood Reopens
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The Museum of Childhood reopened yesterday, after a one year shutdoor for refurb. Unfortunately, and tragically, the Central Line was effectively closed all afternoon because of 'a person under a train' at the nearby Bethnal Green Station. So visitor numbers were no doubt down on expectations.

Those who did manage to get there would have seen what is thought to be the UK's oldest rocking horse, possibly an erstwhile plaything of Charles I. The museum, administrated by the V&A, also has a number of temporary exhibitions lined up this winter.

Happy Birthday Miffy: celebrating 50 years of the minimalist rabbit (till March 18)

Alfred and the Pirates: takes a look at the making of a new children's book (till April 15)

Jewish Boys Boxing Clubs of the Eastend (till March 22)

Bethnal Green Illuminations: 'whimsical display of chandeliers created by a range of groups'

The museum is reopening after a £4.7 million tarting up, paid for by lottery cash.

Last Updated 10 December 2006

judith McNeill

sounds great and looking forward to coming back after a long gap (but think you'll find it's 'administered' by the V&A....... - no such word as 'administrated'!)