Ever popular and ever changing with the times Mr. Punch has been with us in one form or another for over 350 years.

The V&A also holds the overall most significant collection of Punch and Judy material including The George Speaight Collection - probably the world's best paper archive on the history and development of Punch and Judy – as well as related items from the British Puppet & Model Theatre Collection and the Gerald Morice Collection.

For videos follow the Onscreen link above. For a general introduction to Mr. Punch and his long career read on.


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Original guide design by Dave Walsh Creative. Text: Glyn Edwards. Mr Punch puppet: Wal Kent. Punchinello and other puppets: Mary Edwards.