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Museum of Childhood

42 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
+44 131 529 4142
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Brings back memories

Brings back memories seeing the toys from your childhood even some go back to my grans... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa B
via mobile
Full family we're boerd and most attractions broke

My full family got bored and most of the attractions were boerd , the doll room was the creepiest... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Adults can indulge in a nostalgia-fest and children discover how their (not so) aged parents amused themselves as youngsters in a world before video games. There’s a wholesomeness to the construction kits and embroidery sets that once kept little fingers busy in a world that embraced the notion of "Improving Sunday Toys," while train sets and dolls houses have enduring appeal. If the implacable stare of the massed ranks of a compendious collection of dolls becomes a little unnerving, there are dressing-up boxes, and regular organized activities to provide diversions.
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42 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 529 4142
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brings back memories seeing the toys from your childhood even some go back to my grans childhood.You could spend upto an hour strolling thro the museum it has a lift to different floors if you can’t manage the stairs.Its free

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My full family got bored and most of the attractions were boerd , the doll room was the creepiest experience of my life and I would most definitely not recommend to anyone unless they want to be tortured

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandkids here to show them toys that their grandparents and great grandparents played with. Fortunately I had been over in Edinburgh in August, and noticed then that the museum closes on a Tues/Weds - even during school holidays. Very short-sighted in a...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free admission. Well worth a visit. Kids had lots of fun looking at the old toys and games. A proper blast from the past.

1  Thank chalevan1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cute nostalgic museum filled with old toys and games that will make you reminisce about your own childhood and give you a fascinating insight into how other generations of children played. Highly recommend!

Thank Cait F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip down memory lane when you visit this attraction. It looked like an ordinary shop front as we entered the front door. It was a bit like Dr Who's Tardis! Much Bigger inside! Three floors of toys and memorabilia! We could hear people saying,...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but great for a walk down memory lane. Gives the kids a chance to see what things were like when we were growing up.

Thank sambigyin2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice walk down memory lane, there's a lift between floors & it's not a long walk. There's old toys you can play with.

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum brought back memories of I had one of those and I wonder what happened to it , did enjoy it and hopefully this museum will grow with more memories,. maybe not everybody's cup of tea but we were all children once or maybe...More

Thank Davey-R-G-1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Childhood is located just off the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. It's filled with lots of antique and retro toys, with several themed 'exhibition rooms' which house various types of toys related to each particular theme. It's a wonderful little...More

Thank Gemma P
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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25 May 2016|
Response from Acran | Reviewed this property |
There is noplace to eatin the place and i dont think you would be allowed to eat in there. It is free to get into
17 February 2015|
Response from napoleone1982 |
good morning the museum haven't a coffee shop
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