Entrance exhibition at Museum of Childhood. Images shows the teepee tent and toys.

Museum of Childhood

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The world’s first ever museum dedicated to the history of childhood.

  • 'What is Childhood?' displayed on giant blocks featured at entrance of Museum of Childhood.
  • Two pairs of children's shoes placed together on display in Museum of Childhood


Amongst the displays you will find toys, games, clothes, books and dolls, dating from the 1800s to the present day.

Explore a child’s life at home, at school and at play. See blasts from the past like Muffin the Mule, the first star of children's television and Radio Rex – a 1920s voice activated toy. Favourite toys which last the test of time are also on display including a Buzz Lightyear, the action figure from 2000 and a Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone from 1979. And don't miss the dressing-up area and tee-pee in the imaginary play area which offers families the chance to play together.

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Accessible Parking

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Baby Changing Facilities


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Accessible parking

Accessible parking or drop-off point

Accessible toilets

Level Access

Level access from entrance to reception

Lift or stairlift

Ramp to main entrance

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Tactile route for visitors with visual impairments

Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided

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