Museum of Childhood

Price guide: Free

42 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG

Price guide: Free

Museum of Childhood
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By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#19 of 22
expert-rated things to do in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Art, Education, History, Live entertainment, Sightseeing

Expert review of Museum of Childhood

A trip down memory lane that's great fun for kids and adults alike.

There are four floors of kids stuff for kids of all ages and it's free: a great way to spend an hour.

The word museum can conjure up the idea of dusty, grey and boring, happily none of those apply to this jewel in the Edinburgh museum crown. Understated, it looks small on the outside but inside lies a literal treasure trove of all the things you will remember from childhood - and some you had completely forgotten. Happy days. 

Young kids love it too with lots of train sets, car, dolls, board games, puppets and stuff to play around with. It's fun to watch them marvel at what us oldies used to enjoy playing with before the PS3 was invented. There are lots of photo opportunities and fun to be had.  

Donations are invited.

Price advice: 

Free! Yeah!

Expert tips: 
On The Royal Mile so packed in the summer months; go early or late during August.

More information on Museum of Childhood:

Price guide:
42 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG
0131 529 4142
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm; closed December 25/26 and January 1/2
Free tags / Keywords:
Great one for kids of all ages

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