Museum of Childhood Edinburgh | Day Out With The Kids

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

At the Museum of Childhood kids and adults will both enjoy finding out about growing up through the ages, from toys and games to health and school day routines that granddad may remember! Hands-on activities, including a puppet theatre and dressing up area, together with their cool museum shop, help to make your visit a memorable one.

The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions as it's the first museum in the world dedicated to championing the history of childhood, and it displays toys and games from across the generations cueing up wonder in some and nostalgia in others. The Museum also explores other aspects of growing up, from schooldays and clubs to clothing, health and holidays so there's plenty of room for educational benefits as well as it being fun to explore.

Children will love seeing teddies, dolls, trains and pedal cars up close plus they can listen to the sounds of a 1930s schoolroom and see a recreated Victorian street complete with vintage outdoor toys. They can even get hands-on with the dressing up costumes and games and have a little play themselves!

But it's not just kids that love the Museum; adults can enjoy a slice of childhood nostalgia. Whether it's a Corgi car or a Barbie doll, there will be something to make you say 'I had one of those!'


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Getting There and Contact Information


42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1TG, Scotland


Click here to visit Museum of Childhood Edinburgh's website
0131 529 4142

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Thursday to Monday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission
Donations welcome

More Information

Guest suitability

There is a lift to galleries one to three. There are stairs to galleries four and five. 

Parking facilities

Pay and Display


A museum for childhood nostalgia

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by kaciemorgan . 18.12.17

I went here a few years ago with my mum, my nan and my siblings. My mum loved showing me and my brother and sister all the different toys she used to play with as a child, and there were even a few there that my nan had played with when she was a little girl. This was one of the best things we did during our time in Edinburgh.