Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood
42 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG
  • Telephone 0131 529 4142
  • Opening times 10am–5pm.
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  • Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/…
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Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood situated on the iconic Royal Mile showcases a rich and nostalgic collection of toys, clothes and memorabilia from the last century, spread over three floors. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays games from across the generations. The Museum also explores other aspects of growing up, from schooldays and clubs to clothing, health and holidays.

Sound recordings bring to life the atmosphere of a playground, and a large section of the ground floor is a dedicated toy shop. It is a popular free tourist attraction as every single member of a family finds something to relate to. Prepare yourself for a walk down memory lane and share your stories.

Events at this venue

There are 3 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Edinburgh Open Streets: Dream Catcher

Sunday 4 October, 11.15am - 1.15pm or 2.15pm - 4.15pm Lots of dreams are captured when visiting the museum so we will be capturing your creative ideas and making your own dream catcher that you can take home and put in your bedroom to capture lots more. With artist Norlyne Rosewarne. Free and drop-in, no need to…

Sun 4 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4142

Edinburgh Open Streets: Invent Your Own Maze Game

Sunday 1 November, 11.15am - 1.15pm or 2.15pm - 4.15pm The museum has a lot of children’s games and puzzles you will enjoy seeing. Come along and make your own board maze game that will give you lots of fun playing. With artist Norlyne Rosewarne. Free and drop-in, no need to book. Open Streets in Edinburgh temporarily…

Sun 1 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4142

Edinburgh Open Streets: Seeing Through Your Own Mask

Sunday 6 December, 11.15am - 1.15pm or 2.15pm - 4.15pm With plenty to see at the museum, you will be able to make your very own face mask and inventor’s hat and discover a whole lot more to see. With artist Norlyne Rosewarne. Free and drop-in, no need to book. Open Streets in Edinburgh temporarily open streets to people…

Sun 6 Dec

Free / 0131 529 4142

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