Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood
42 High Street
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1TG
Scotland

Website

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

0131 529 4142

Fax

0131 558 3103

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The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Young people and adults will enjoy finding out about growing up through the ages, from toys and games to health and school days. Hands-on activities, including a puppet theatre and dressing up area, together with our fantastic museum shop, help to make your visit a memorable one.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 12.00-17.00

Admission charges

Admission Free

There are toys and games of all kinds from many parts of the world, ranging from dolls and teddy bears to train sets and tricycles. Listen to the children chanting multiplication tables in the 1930s schoolroom. Watch the street games of Edinburgh children of the 1950s, and find out how children have been brought up, dressed and educated in decades gone by.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Social History, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Teatime

  • 30 July 2013 — 30 July 2014 *on now

The Museum of Childhood is showing a selection of its toy tea sets featuring designs from Willow Pattern to Walt Disney. Tea sets in all shapes and sizes made from pottery, tin and plastic are on display showing how the great British obsession with tea drinking has been a staple part of children’s games since the mid 19th century.

Adult sized tea wares from the Social History and Applied Art collections are featured too, setting the toys in their historical context

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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