Tag Archives: Museum of Childhood

A letter to Santa

This letter to Santa comes from the Museum of Childhood collections.  It dates from 1984 and (very much on trend) asks for Castle Greyskull, He-Man, Battle Cat, Skeletor, Panthor, Skeletor and the Knight Rider car! What is on your list … Continue reading

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Cats, dogs and gnomes…

For the festive season we are sharing some of our seasonal collections on social media. These images are of Christmas cards in the collections at the Museum of Childhood. These cards prove that people still loved cat pictures in the … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories Quilt, Scottish Museums Day, Newhaven, reminiscence and more…

Great news from our colleagues at the Museum of Childhood- the bedtime stories quilt is now finished! In this quilt, over 60 children and adults from across the UK have shared their memories of bedtime stories. Every single square has a … Continue reading

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Singing in the playground

This week the Museums Alive volunteers met after their summer break. We were very fortunate to have a special training event arranged by Connecting Scotland’s Sounds with the inspiring Ewan McVicar. Ewan is an expert on Scottish playground songs (amongst many … Continue reading

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Feeling Festive

Yesterday was our last Museums Alive meeting of 2015. Here is a photograph of the team tucking into mince pies at our festive social. Thanks to all the volunteers for their work and to our great colleagues in Health and … Continue reading

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Vacancy-Temporary Collections Engagement Officer

The Museum of Childhood is looking for a new Temporary Collections Engagement Officer -fixed term 1 year. You can find out more on My Job Scotland.

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26 Stories of Christmas

As part of the 26 Children’s Winters exhibition you can now access the Museum of Childhood 26 Stories of Christmas online advent calendar. Each day you will see a new Museum of Childhood object along with a piece of creative writing to … Continue reading

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26 Children’s Winters- It’s Good 2 Give workshop

Ahead of the opening of the 26 Childrens Winters exhibition at the Museum of Childhood this Friday, I thought I’d share some more photographs of the linked workshops with  It’s Good 2 Give.

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26 Children’s Winters

On Saturday we ran a workshop for It’s Good 2 Give, a charity who work with young people with cancer and their families. We tried out old toys and games, wrote stories and made artworks with help from artist Chris … Continue reading

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Do you know your dolls from your diabolos?

Try a new quiz based on the Museum of Childhood collections. A bit of nostalgia for me. As a child I owned the toy in this picture. Do you know what it is? http://talesofonecity.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/name-that-toy/

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