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.
  • Email
  • 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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Bringing Up Baby

Our new exhibition, Bringing Up Baby, explores the choices and challenges faced by parents. Explore a range of objects from the museum’s collection including; Paddi Pad disposable nappies invented by British mum Valerie Hunter Gordon in 1947, Kamella Baby Bag popular in the 1930’s and a charming selection of baby’s…

Sun 26 May

Free / 0131 529 4142

Mon 27 May

Free / 0131 529 4142

Thu 30 May

Free / 0131 529 4142

…and 87 more dates until 28 Sep

Reviews & features

Enjoy a family fun day out at the Fringe

10 Jul 2018

Grab a bite to eat, chill out at the Circus Hub and catch a world-class show

Planning a day out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be a daunting task – with a massive 3,548 shows in 317 venues across an entire city, you may not know where to start. Add kids into that equation and it can feel like mission impossible.

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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