Welcome to November 2014 and March 2015! Indeed, these photos are that old - I told you when I go for a day out I take enough photos to last a year. These were obviously taken on two separate occasions and on my old camera hence the quality.
To begin I should introduce you to where you'll be touring with me today. This is the Museum of Childhood, located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It houses a vast collection of toys, games and other childhood items from around the 1950s to the 1990s serving as a cool blast from the past for adults as well as learning tool to show children what kiddies played with before Ipads and Wiis existed.
Spread out over 4 floors, there are 5 galleries, below is a few snaps from throughout them all.
You see the snap of the doll room?! Very creepy I'm sure you'll agree! Though there are so many from all over the world and from different time periods that it is rather fascinating to see the similarities and differences. My favorite part of that room is the teddy bears! They have one that I had as a child, a collection of Steiff bears and a set up of them having a teddy bears picnic - so cute and one of the odd items that has stood the test of time being a popular choice of toy these days as well as way back when.
Being 24 (at the time of visiting) and going with my parents made it a much more special than I can imagine it being with young children, as not only were there lots of things I could remember from my own childhood, but so much that my Mam and Dad pointed out too making it fun to see in person toys and games they've spoken about having in the past.
Another section that was close to my heart were the books. They have a range of stunning old children's stories from Hans Christian Andersen to the amazing Brothers Grimm and of course something right out of my early years - Beatrix Potter. Give me one of those stunning covers in replacement of an iPad or Kindle or whatever anyday!
I think I have now visited this particular Edinburgh Museum 3 times and I have found something new to look at every time. The collection is so vast that you could easily while away a few hours without even knowing it.
When you do leave you have the opportunity to take something home with you from your visit to the past from their fab little gift shop. Ask Jake, I love a gift shop haha.
Let me know if you've ever been to the Museum of Childhood and what your favorite part was. Is it something you'd like to visit if you haven't?