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Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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!'

Opening hours

Thursday to Monday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission
Donations welcome

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0131 529 4142



Click here to visit Museum of Childhood Edinburgh's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Pay and Display

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Museum of Childhood Edinburgh is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

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

Yes, Museum of Childhood Edinburgh have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has not told us if they are dog friendly.


A museum for childhood nostalgia 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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