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Young V&A

Young V&A (formerly V&A Museum of Childhood) opened in 1872 as the Bethnal Green Museum, east London’s first ever Museum and embedded itself at the heart of the local community.

Over 150 years later, the site has been radically rejuvenated to become Young V&A, a new national museum and powerhouse of creativity for children and young teenagers that puts children and their creative futures front and centre.

Following a £13m redevelopment, the iconic Grade II* listed site in Bethnal Green, this beloved institution is being reimagined into the UK’s premier national museum entirely dedicated to children with over 2,000 inspiring objects on display.

The Museum offers some incredible event spaces amongst its collection in an easily-accessible location just moments from the City in one of London’s most exciting and vibrant areas. From sleek corporate dinners to exclusive private parties, from jubilant bar and bat mitzvahs to modern wedding receptions, Young V&A has the perfect space for every occasion for up to 600 guests.

The heart of the museum is the dramatic McLain Hall with an original mosaic floor that was laid in 1872 when the Museum was first opened. Lit by magnificent half-moon windows, this event space features wrought iron architecture and lofty ceilings that create an open, expansive space. At one end, the dramatic spiral staircase provides both a beautiful vista and a dramatic location for wedding entrances, musical performances and speeches.

Accompanying the McLain Hall is the modern and versatile Portal Trust Community Room which is an exciting new event space: a clean, bright, modern room, this room is a blank canvas that can be easily styled with décor and lighting to suit any event theme or vision for pre-dinner receptions or more intimate events.

Young V&A

Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9PA

Events & Capacities

Reception0 - 600
Lunch 0 - 0
Dinner 0 - 300
Dinner Dance 0 - 250
Meeting / Conference 0 - 0
Outside Space 0 - 0
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 250
Wedding Reception 0 - 250
Accessible AccessYes

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