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Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood Review

Even adults tend to enjoy this cheerfully noisy museum—a cacophony of childhood memorabilia, vintage toys, antique dolls, and fairground games such as "Sweeney Todd." There are also a reconstructed schoolroom, street scene, a fancy-dress party, and a nursery. The museum claims to have been the first in the world devoted solely to the history of childhood. It's two blocks past the North Bridge–South Bridge junction on High Street.

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  • Address: 42 High St., Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG | Map It
  • Phone: 0131/529–4142
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Sept.–July, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Old Town
Updated: 10-11-2013

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