Thursday, 10 November 2011

Vintage at the Museum of Childhood

The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood has just opened its Magic Worlds exhibition looking at magic throughout the ages. I was hoping for a bit more of an 'enchanted forest' feel to it, but loved the retro magic sets and puzzles, plus an original Sooty hand-puppet.

Even more interesting was the museum's permanent collection of antique children's paraphernalia - everything from 17th century high chairs and Victorian rattles to the coolest doll's houses i've ever seen and some gorgeous clothing.

 30s handknit jumper
80s Mr Men skirt
40s Jaeger dress
30s dress
20s boys' buster suit
40s smock

art deco dollshouse

50s mini picnic set and laundry roller

1 comment:

  1. What a great day out, I'm with you though on the enchanted forest theme!