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Pirate exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood

Saturday 20 October, 2018 - Monday 22 April, 2019

Pirate exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood

A Pirate’s Life For Me opens on 20 October 2018 and is the first major exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.

A Pirate’s Life For Me was developed in collaboration with children and it takes visitors into an imaginary world of adventure and exploration where they will be able to travel from a coastal inn to a tropical treasure island in search of gold and sparkling diamonds.

A large-scale pirate ship offers visitors to learn through active play. There are toys, games, books and illustrations spanning over 300 years on display that show the reimagination of pirates in popular children’s culture from Victorian Britain to present day.

Some of the highlights include the first painting of Captain Pugwash, an original illustrated costume design for Captain Hook for the first production of Peter Pan in 1904, Lego’s iconic Black Seas Barracuda ship and real eighteenth century Spanish doubloons.

A Pirate’s Life For Me opens on 20th October 2018 and will run until 22 April 2019.

The exhibition is free and open to all ages, so jump on the boat and explore the wild waters.

Read about the history of V&A Museum of Childhood and find out more about the planned renovation work.



Saturday 20 October, 2018
Monday 22 April, 2019
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V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd
London, E2 9PA United Kingdom
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