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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

Museum of Childhood

  • 42 High St. Map It
  • Old Town

Updated 10/11/2013

Fodor's 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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42 High St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sept.–July, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 10/11/2013


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