V&A Museum of Childhood

London, United Kingdom 2002–2007

Client: Victoria & Albert Museum Grade II* listed

The Museum of Childhood, part of the V&A’s family of museums, is well known for the quality of its collections and for its educational activities within the East End of London. Caruso St John worked on a phased plan to improve the facilities of the building and to refresh the display of its collections.

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Drawings 1

Ground floor and mezzanine level plan

Drawings 2

Lower ground floor plan

Drawings 3

First floor plan

Drawings 4

Mezzanine gallery reflected ceiling plan

Drawings 5

Sections through the new entrance building

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Sections through the main building

Drawings 7

North and south elevations

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New entrance building, ground floor plan

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Section through the new entrance building

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New entrance building elevations


London, United Kingdom


Victoria & Albert Museum

Grade II* listed

Construction cost
£6.7 m

4,500sq m

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architects
Tim Collett, David Kohn

Project team
Adam Caruso, Rod Heyes, Adam Khan, James Payne, Peter St John, Kerstin Treiber, Esther Waterfield

Collaborating artist
Simon Moretti

Structural engineer
Alan Baxter & Associates

Services consultant
Max Fordham

Cost consultant, project management
Focus Consultants

Façade engineer
Arup Façade Engineering

Access consultant
David Bonnett & Associates

Main contractors
JTA Group, Wallis Special Projects

Hélène Binet, David Grandorge

RIBA Award
Finalist, RIBA Inclusive Design Award