Childhood and Education
Explore Britain's rich social history of education and schooling with exhibitions, museum listings and events, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Who knew that Tyneside's most popular history venue used to have a different name and live in a former bacon warehouse? The Discovery Museum celebrates 80 years.
The National Railway Museum in York is asking the public to nominate their favourite childhood railway toys ahead of a major exhibition about toys opening in spring 2015.
Former Edinburgh International Film Festival programmer on the delicate beauty and surprising masterpieces touring the country in his Cinema of Childhood this summer.
The British Library's wonderful collection shows Georgian Britain as a magnificent, intellectual, industrious and fun-loving place, says Emily Beeson.
The British Library has made over 350 conversations, recorded for its collaboration with BBC Radio 4, available online as a social history snapshot of Britain on its Sounds website.
Chepstow Museum celebrates an undergarment loved and loathed by children since the beginning of the twentieth century - the Liberty Bodice. Was it well-named?
From Durham to Llangeler, we take a look at some of the best toy museums to enjoy nostalgic fun in.
Pie and mash, jellied eels, Cockney Rejects and tea dances as the inaugural Cockney Heritage Festival aims to dispel media reports of the untimely demise of the East Ender.
The Royal Air Force Museum in London is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Airfix with an exhbition of box artwork, throwing in a few classic kits for good measure.
Revisit the adventures of the Famous Five, the Secret Seven and lose yourself in the fantastical world of The Magic Faraway Tree at this family-friendly exhibition.
From Alice in Wonderland and the characters of JRR Tolkein to Harry Potter and Abracadabra, the new exhibition at New Walk is a fairytale one.
From a Bank Holiday party in Cambridge to the inspiring Museums at Night and the opening of the £27 million Mary Rose Museum, here are our history highlights this month.
Mini-museums, a sound collection and hundreds of objects united for the first time in an exhibition linking objects donated by the public across 16 years.
Paddington, Pooh, Pudsey and the Care Bears are among the stars of a hugely popular show in Sunderland telling the story of more than a century of teddy bear designs.
Stories of eighteenth century women who left their babies with poignant tokens at London children's home, the Foundling Hospital, are revealed at the Foundling Museum.