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.

Thu 29 Jun

Free / 0131 529 4142

Fri 30 Jun

Free / 0131 529 4142

Sat 1 Jul

Free / 0131 529 4142

…and 57 more dates until 18 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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