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The Museum of Childhood, opened in 1955, was the dream of a local councillor, Patrick Murray. It is a unique treasure house dedicated to children and crammed full of memories of childhood past and present and spread over five floors. Many of the galleries display toys and games galore from all around the world, ranging from dolls and teddy bears to train sets and tricycles. In the galleries you can listen to children chanting multiplication tables in the 1930s schoolroom, and watch the street games played by Edinburgh children filmed in 1951. These spectacular exhibitions show how children were brought up, dressed and educated in decades gone by.
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"This oldest childhood museum in the world is on the main street in Edinburgh. In five galleries you will find toys and children’s effects from across the centuries. Dinky cars, teddy bears, a dolls house and cod liver oil bottles vie with early computer games. A recreated 1930s street, Victorian schoolroom and dressing up box help to make the past come alive. Free admission. Open daily."
Information on Museum of Childhood , 42 High Street , Royal Mile , Edinburgh
|Opening Times:||Mon to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00.|
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