MINT Museum of Toys’ latest exhibition, Childhood Favourites, explores toys and childhood memorabilia that were inspired by seven classic children’s books and tales from the 19th and 20th century. It aims to recapture early and timeless fantasies that inspired not only children and adults but also toy makers and popular culture. Adapted, rewritten and reimagined, the exhibition celebrates these popular children stories through a selection of dolls, figurines and collectable items from across the decades, spanning the 1900s to 2000s.
The highlight of the exhibition includes the unique artefact Alice Doll (UK, 1930’s), that was given to Alice Liddell, the young girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to conjure up the story in 1862. The museum acquired this piece from the collection of Alice Liddell and her family in 2012. Also on display is The Winnie the Pooh and friends set by Agnes Brush (USA, 1956). This set of cloth and felt soft toys is rare for it is not often found complete with all nine pieces and despite its age, it is in mint condition.
The exhibition includes an activity section on Level 3 with a reading corner for children and adults to rediscover the many colourful and curious tales of old.
DETAILSDate: Jan 01 - Mar 31 2017
Time: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm