Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood
42 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG
  • Telephone 0131 529 4142
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
  • Admission Free.
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  • Website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/museums
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This Royal Mile museum contains a collection of toys, clothes and memorabilia from the last century, spread over three floors. Sound recordings bring to life the atmosphere of a playground, and a large section of the ground floor is a dedicated toy shop.

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It's Alive!

A family-friendly interactive exhibition where you can see over 40 astonishing automata from the last two centuries alongside a new series of etchings by Edinburgh artist Robert Powell that explore the history, mythology and ideas connected to automata.

Mon 21 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

…and 18 more dates until 18 Sep

Wendy McMurdo

Edinburgh-born artist Wendy McMurdo uses photography to observe and document the relationships between children and computers. Her portraits are of contemporary children, caught between the imaginary digital landscape and the real world. Last summer, McMurdo documented a class of Edinburgh children in their final days of…

Mon 21 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 529 4142

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 4 Sep

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Edinburgh's Royal Mile takes in hundreds of years of history and drama

16 Feb 2011

A haven for tourists and the centrepoint of historic Edinburgh

The Royal Mile begins as you leave the castle. On the right is the Scotch Whisky Experience – the perfect introduction to the history and alchemy of Scotland’s national drink – complete with a dram at the end. On the left, the tower with the…

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