Toy Exhibtion at Ely Museum

TOYS of yesteryear are currently on show at Ely Museum, with a four-week exhibition entitled Memories of Childhood.

TOYS of yesteryear are currently on show at Ely Museum in a four-week exhibition called Memories of Childhood.

Stuffed toys, amazing mechanical toys and a range of attractive and loved dolls are just some items, many which date back more than 100 years, which are on show at the museum until March 1.

The museum also organised an art workshop during half term in which visitors made peg dolls.

Assistant curator Sara Brown said: “A visit to this interactive touring exhibition of toys will bring back fond memories of childhood. We have information from Epping Forest Museum and a range of toys on show from our own collection.”


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The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4pm, but closed on Tuesdays; and open on Sundays 1pm-4pm. Entry is �3.50 for adults, �1 for children (under 5s free) and �2.50 concessions.

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Assistant curator Sara Brown with some much loved teddy bears

Sara with a wooden toy ferris wheel made in 1905

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