Museum of Childhood
Closed for refurbishment
The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
Important announcement: The Museum of Childhood is now closed for renovation and will reopen Spring 2018.
This vital work will transform Gallery One into a colourful, modern and fully accessible space which will focus on the themes of play, exploration and learning. Click the button below to donate to this project and contribute to one of Edinburgh's best loved visitor attractions.
The collection at the Museum of Childhood explores all aspects of British childhood from the mid 19th century to the present day. Play and entertainment are represented by toys, games, dolls, fancy dress, items relating to hobbies and pastimes, books, magazines and comics. Childcare and life at home, nursery and school also feature, along with a substantial costume collection reflecting children’s fashions and lifestyles. The museum also has a photographic archive.
This little place is going to make you smile from the sheer simplicity of a bygone childhood. Liz, Tripadvisor