Museum of Childhood

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Museum of Childhood
42 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG
  • Telephone 0131 529 4142
  • Opening times 10am–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/…
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Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood situated on the iconic Royal Mile showcases a rich and nostalgic collection of toys, clothes and memorabilia from the last century, spread over three floors. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays games from across the generations. The Museum also explores other aspects of growing up, from schooldays and clubs to clothing, health and holidays.

Sound recordings bring to life the atmosphere of a playground, and a large section of the ground floor is a dedicated toy shop. It is a popular free tourist attraction as every single member of a family finds something to relate to. Prepare yourself for a walk down memory lane and share your stories.