The Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is home to childhood collections, including doll houses, toys and games, furniture, clothing and paintings. Until 28 October, they will also host an Olympic mascot exhibit. The exhibit gives visitors a great opportunity to learn about the history of mascots with the games and also view all the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Since Wald the Dachshund appeared at Munich in 1972, both the summer and winter Games have been represented by an official mascot. You can see over 50 of those symbols of the Games at the museum, including this year’s mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. In addition to taking in the mascots, you can also read about how they were designed in order to inspire and represent a city and a nation.
The museum is open from 10-17:45 daily and admission is FREE. More information on planning your visit can be found here.
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