The V&A Museum of Childhood in London is home to the largest collection of childhood objects in the UK ranging in date from the 1600’s to the present day. The museum was founded in 1872 as the Bethnal Green Museum and was designed to bring cultural education to the East End population. In 1974 the director of the V&A, Sir Roy Strong, turned the museum’s focus into a children’s museum.. Today there are around 450,000 visitors a year who come to explore this treasure trove of toys in this free entry museum.