Museums for Family Historians – Childhood


The Victorians are often credited with inventing the concept of childhood, a distinct phase between birth and adulthood when the child had his or her defined place in the family. In the later 1800s, the educational ‘baby-houses’, the didactic literature and the map puzzles of the previous century were replaced by dolls houses, story books and entertaining games and toys. The first three museums shown below display collections of childhood memorabilia from around 1800 onwards, while the fourth showcases the story of Scottish education over the last hundred years.

Highland Museum of Childhood

Little Treasures:Grampian Toy Museum

Museum of Childhood

Scotland Street School Museum

GWSFHS Members receive full access to articles and commenting.

Upcoming Events

See all Events >