NEW EXHIBITION at Hedon Museum (Wed 8 June – Wed 6 July 2016) as Museum Press Officer, Katy Miller, explains:
“Displays of toys, books, clothing, and prams…”
NO MATTER when in time you look, children love to play and the Victorian era was a vital time for children. Things previously only available to high society became more easily accessible to the less wealthy in the world, so more children were able to experience the joys of toys. At the same time, children were being used for cheap labour in workhouses and up chimneys.
Our next exhibition will have a little of both, but mostly fun and games, some of which parents may remember as the subject of the exhibition continues up to the 1970s.
Displays of toys, books, clothing, and prams – everything grown-ups of all ages need to be taken right back to their carefree childhoods! Equally, it will be a fun opportunity for children to see what their parents played with when they were little, and what amused their grandparents. They can also be amongst the first to try out our children’s corner downstairs, where they and their parents can touch every artefact and play to their heart’s content.
This is a great exhibition for all the family, so don’t miss out on a fun day out at Hedon Museum.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Exhibition runs from Wednesday 8th June to
Wednesday 6th July will now run until Saturday 16th July 2016.
Opening times are every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 to 4pm.