Edinburgh Museum of Childhood

Website: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/museum-childhood

Discover the world’s inaugural museum dedicated entirely to the history of childhood. Within its captivating displays, you’ll encounter a mesmerising array of toys, games, attire, literature, and dolls, spanning from the 1800s to the present day.

Embark on a captivating journey through a child’s life, observing their experiences at home, in the classroom, and during playtime. Encounter cherished relics from yesteryears, such as Muffin the Mule, a trailblazing star of early children’s television, and Radio Rex, a voice-activated toy from the 1920s. The exhibition also features enduring favourites like Buzz Lightyear, the iconic action figure from 2000, and the beloved Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone, a cherished relic from 1979. Be sure not to miss the dressing-up area and the imaginative play zone, complete with a teepee, offering families the opportunity to engage in play together.

Since its inauguration in 1955, this museum has proudly curated a remarkable collection of toys, games, and historical artifacts related to British childhoods. Here, you’ll encounter an array of captivating and rare objects, as well as toys that may evoke cherished memories from your own childhood.

Below are pictures of the interactive displays that we worked on for the museum in Edinburgh.