Childhood Revisited

Saturday August 17th to Sunday September 29th 2pm to 5pm each weekend

Childhood Revisited

Based on a private collection, plus treasures from the Museum’s archives, this exhibition looks back over the decades to how attitudes to children – rich and poor – their work and play, health care, diet and dress, their pastimes and position in society, have all changed considerably.

Memories of Peter Rabbit, National Dried Milk, Virol, Siren Suits, Enid Blyton, Meccano, skipping rhymes, Ladybird books, Uncle Mac and Mr. Men contrast sharply with accounts from children of the 19th century who worked 12 and more hours in the mills or brickworks.