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Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
The first museum in the world to specialize in childhood, Museum of Childhood hosts a collection ranging from the 18th to the 21st century. Take a trip down memory lane and learn about children from generations past through toys and games. Though there is a focus on play, school, clubs, clothing, health, and holidays are also covered. Children can entertain themselves with hands-on activities, including a puppet theater and dress-up area. Indulge your nostalgia and visit the museum’s shop to bring home your own old-fashioned toy. The museum doesn’t have its own cafe, but there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and pubs nearby. Use our Edinburgh vacation generator to arrange your visit to Museum of Childhood and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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  • I charm Edinburgh is a city of tales, dreamed but at night it is dark, I would have liked to the large castilillos and structure were more enlightened
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  • Its free to enter but unless your'e over 55 there isn't much to bring back memories. It really needs to reduce its collection of dolls and increase its toys from the last 40 years. The 60's are barely...  read more »
  • Took 6 year old grandson who enjoyed it but hasn't really changed since I took his mother there!!!. Disabled visitors can access 3 floors but top two has no disabled access. It is a free museum but ne...  read more »
  • A lovely little museum on the Royal Mile with a large collection of toys from the last 100 or so years. My 2 star rating though is unfortunately the place is as dated as the toys!! I first experienced the Museum of Childhood 20+ years ago and today the layout is the exact same, even if the displays were moved around the 5 galleries to give it a fresh feel and a fresh coat of paint or to start introducing newer toys from the 80s and 90s, toys that I would of played with. Some that my kids would find historic. I know this place is FREE to enter and they will rely solely on volunteers and donations from the public just to keep the place running but it is just not as enjoyable to walk around anymore.
  • Lots of old toys and memorabilia from years long since passed. It wasn't curated as well as many museums, but that could come down to the nature of the content. I only spent half an hour here, because I found it mostly odd instead of interesting.
  • Great place to spend an afternoon in brings back Childhood memories
  • This can't be categorised as a museum as there's nothing but a small collection of old toys which you can get even now and half of this museum is a shop
  • It is truly childhood museum. You can find each and everything you might have saw in your childhood. Brands, toys, cloths, everything.
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