Museum of Childhood

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About Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood was the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the history of childhood and it attracts over 200,000 visitors a year.  Amongst the displays you will find toys, games,...

The Museum of Childhood was the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the history of childhood and it attracts over 200,000 visitors a year.  Amongst the displays you will find toys, games, clothes, books and dolls, dating from the 1800s to the present day.

Following a major refurbishment in 2018 the Museum of Childhood now has a new interactive gallery which explores a child’s life at home, at school and at play. Newly displayed items include favourites such a Buzz Lightyear action figure, a Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone and an Xbox as well as more unusual items such as Radio Rex – a 1920s voice activated toy.

There are five galleries to explore throughout which you will find fascinating and rare objects as well as toys you may recognise from your own childhood. Free entrance..

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Opening times

Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

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