Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh The Museum of Childhood is a free museum at the heart of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The Museum of Childhood is now closed for refurbishment of our ground floor gallery.
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Thank you to all our visitors - we look forward to welcoming you again in March 2018.

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04/12/2020
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13/11/2020
Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

A polite reminder that this page is no longer active and will soon close. Please do follow our new Museums & Galleries Edinburgh page which showcases news, events and stories from across each of our 13 varied and fascinating venues including; the City Art Centre, Lauriston Castle, Scott Monument, Travelling Gallery, The Writers’ Museum, Nelson Monument, Museum of Edinburgh, Queensferry Museum, People’s Story Museum and of course, The Museum of Childhood. Thank you for your support!

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Encompassing 13 varied and fascinating venues across the city, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh offer a unique glimpse of Edinburgh’s world-famous history, architecture and its people throughout the years to surprise both residents and visitors alike.

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09/10/2020

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09/10/2020
Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

This page is no longer active and will soon close. We are hugely thankful to all our wonderful followers and Museum of Childhood supporters who have helped create and sustain this page over the years. We very much hope that you will continue to do so, and follow our new Museums & Galleries Edinburgh page which will capture news, events and stories from across each of our 13 varied and fascinating venues including; the City Art Centre, Lauriston Castle, Museum of Edinburgh, Travelling Gallery, The Writers’ Museum, Nelson Monument, People’s Story, Queensferry Museum, Scott Monument and of course, The Museum of Childhood. Please like and share our new page and continue to discover Edinburgh’s fascinating history and culture through our wonderful collection. Thank you for your support!

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Encompassing 13 varied and fascinating venues across the city, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh offer a unique glimpse of Edinburgh’s world-famous history, architecture and its people throughout the years to surprise both residents and visitors alike.

09/06/2020

We stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. We recognise the urgency for action and that we need to play our part in that change. We have a duty to examine our collections and ourselves so that we can stand up to racism. Not just today, but in the future.

Susan Gardner of the Museum of Childhood opens Edinburgh favourite 'toybox'. Did you have any of these?
29/04/2020
Susan Gardner of the Museum of Childhood opens Edinburgh favourite 'toybox'. Did you have any of these?

Susan Gardner of the Museum of Childhood opens Edinburgh favourite 'toybox'. Did you have any of these?

In the third of a new series in which five curators from some of the city’s best loved museums choose their favourite artefacts, today Susan Gardner of the Museum of Childhood picks her favourite toys from the collection, including an 18-room Victorian dolls house fitted with lighting and working ...

14/04/2020
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Address

42 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1TG

Lothian buses no.35 stops outside, no. 3, 31, 8, 7, 14, 5, 30, 49 stop nearby on North Bridge, and Waverley Train Station is 10 minutes walk away.

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Museum Of Childhood, Edinburgh Opening Times

After an extensive refurbishment of Gallery One, the Museum of Childhood is once again open to the public.


  • Monday: 10 am - 5 pm

  • Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm

  • Comments

    Tamara Moreau 😁
    Kites ☺
    My new masterpiece!
    Lana Collins showing that girls can build houses, too!
    When are you open on the Festivities?
    Very proud of his masterpiece 😁
    Great fun here today
    Enjoying building at Museum of Childhood this afternoon
    We visited for the first time yesterday and had a lovely time. Both my boys loved it, and the few things I got to read (in between chasing down my 1yo) were really interesting!