Museum of Childhood

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Museum of Childhood
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Buwani K
10 bidrag
jan. 2020 • Par
My husband and I visited the Museum of Childhood while we were waiting for our entry time slot into Sudbury Hall. The visit was very interesting, lots of 'blasts from the past' from our own childhoods, with familiar toys and boardgames etc.

Unfortunately, the visit began to sour when we saw some older books, one called "The Golliwog's Desert Island" on display, which was shocking. There were similar toys and other exhibits as well, one labelled as "Golly" with a very light description of why it's "....linked to racial stereotypes".

We know that this racist rhetoric is part of Britain's history and it's important for people to know about it. But if you're going to present this in a children's museum, it's important to stress what the history of the term "Golly" is, it's important that the children of this country know the hurt and pain that term has caused. Don't sugar coat it and just label it as 'not that great' or 'not very polite'. Label it as what it actually is, words like 'disgusting', 'terrible' 'vile' come to mind.

A longer description would be 'this term depicts a horrible time when we judged other humans based on the colour of their skin. But the vast majority of us understand that this is ignorant and wrong. The Golly is a reminder to never judge anyone on the basis of skin colour'.

Alternatively, get rid of these exhibits altogether. I can imagine a child reading it and going on to refer to his dark skinned pals at school with the same word, setting this country back by about a hundred years in terms of race relations. As if some of us aren't going in that direction already.
Skrevet 18. september 2020
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Ewyena
London, UK11 749 bidrag
des. 2019
Visited in December, just before Christmas during my holiday in the area. As a National Trust member I wanted to visit the house and estate, but I did not check the site that in December advance booking is essential. So I could not enter the house, but instead I found the museum on site, which I enjoyed. It was very interesting - and sometimes sad to see how was to be a child in different times in history. In the museum we can learn about how so many children were used as workers in mines, mills and around houses, that their childhood was not either similar to today childrens', and that they had real childhood only when could play with their toys, which they appreciate and cherished. Well, the world changed a lot...
Very interesting museum looking around, it was nostalgic to find some old toys I played them myself, too. OMG, when our toys are already in museums, so time had to pass over us!
Anyway, nice visit, worth to see if visit the close area.
Skrevet 13. august 2020
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cazbatt
Barnsley, UK2 506 bidrag
okt. 2019
This is a great little museum where you can reminisce about your childhood. There's toys and games from throughout the ages which is fascinating to see - an remember playing with many of them yourself when you were a kid.
Skrevet 6. april 2020
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Steve_Lincs1
Lincoln, UK1 066 bidrag
mar. 2020 • Par
My girlfriend and I visited here in March and it was lovely and quiet. I had not been before but staying in the area we looked for National Trust properties to try as we are members. The museum itself is on several floors and is well laid out and presented. There are many examples of toys with several thousand additional items in storage that are rotated through for display from time to time. The displays are interesting and engaging for adults and children alike. A great visit as part of a day out here.
Skrevet 10. mars 2020
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1 267 bidrag
mar. 2020 • Venner
Well signposted off the A50, the Museum of Childhood at Sudbury is a charming attraction with exhibits of childhood through the ages, and plenty of activities for children.
Well worth a visit is the church next to the house, a wonderful parish church with a wonderful character.
Skrevet 5. mars 2020
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BollingtonBob
England, UK7 bidrag
mar. 2020
Does not live up to title - apparently childhood only began in Victoria's reign and children only existed to be chimney sweeps or mill hands. Roman or Medieval children didn't exist, nor did children in farming, mining or fishing communities. All far too one dimensional - no mention of parents without access to childcare taking the children to their work with them, for example. As at Styal Mill, no real attempt to place the mill work into the context of its time, and no consideration of alternatives faced by families.

Cadbury collection terrific, and videos very well presented, but cabinet collections seem random and haphazard - themes not obvious. 'Hands on' toys in poor condiiton - diablo and yo-yo toys improperly stringed (diablo strings too short to operate the toy !) Spinning toy whips ditto. What's the point of these if they simply are not usable ?
Skrevet 3. mars 2020
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Tim G
Ilkeston, UK157 bidrag
feb. 2020 • Venner
Don’t be put off by the rather dismal first display in the museum; turn a corner, go through the ‘coal mine’ and you’ll find yourself in a a parlour with two chimney breasts, and your kids can climb through one and come out the other! Wow, wish I was small enough! I found myself reminiscing over an old tricycle from my childhood, and the ceiling display of an upside-down kids bedroom from the 70’s was amazing. Keep going through several floors and there are loads of toys for your kids to play with. I went during half term with a 2-year and 8-year old, and although fairly busy they thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes there is a lift for those with buggies, but only one nappy changing cubicle that I found which is not enough.
Great as free entry for NT members.
Skrevet 23. februar 2020
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Emma D
Dutton, UK5 bidrag
feb. 2020 • Familie
There are many things i would like to mention in this review, good and bad however the main thing that stuck in my mind is in fact the main thing that I complain about at all national trust locations.
Dear national trust, do you actually really welcome families with well behaved children or do you just tolerate them because they bring in revenue ???

We visited the house and on arrival at the front door via the ramp we were greeted by two ladies who promptly told me that the pram storage was back down the ramp and to the left of the main door.
When I got to the pram store I had to bump my pram up 4 steps to get it in to the store which seemed odd to me given that the main entrance had a ramp (which I realise was for wheelchairs but it shows it’s possible to get a small ramp for the pushchair room.

By the way I noticed 2 prams by the inside of the front door as we passed - the same front door I wasn’t allowed to leave my pram only 10 minutes earlier.

My 2 year old is very strong willed and likes to walk on her own so no chance of carrying her without screaming at the top of her voice.
To bribe her around I gave her a tube of smarties as I knew she would grip the smarties and be distracted enough to not go around touching all the antique furniture. I know this because we’re NT members and I know what keeps my daughter busy.
She was excellently behaved. She stayed close by at all times. She didn’t touch anything, except the kids activities which were going on in one of the activity rooms.

When we got to one of the rooms one lady warden asked me if my daughter had the lid on the smarties. I replied to say ‘on and off’ She then said they don’t allow people to eat whilst in the house. I told her that she would scream if I closed the lid and that she wouldn’t drop any and if she did I would collect them up because I’m watching her like a hawk!
Another room we went in another lady warden asked what my daughter was holding and I told her ‘smarties’ She replied ‘half joking and half serious’ that she hoped she didn’t drop any. I said, don’t worry she won’t, I’m watching her. At the same time another lady warden walked by and said ‘yes because we don’t want sticky fingers’ I replied to say don’t worry I’m watching her.
For god sake national trust!! If you want to put people with children off visiting your locations continue to brief your volunteers / wardens to continually judge parents. I’m very strict with my children and I also like to visit locations such as this but I’m being put off by the ‘fun police’ that watch my familys every move waiting to criticise and tell them off for something that haven’t even witnessed.

Be careful or families will not re-enroll when the membership comes to an end and your funding will only come from the grey pound.
Skrevet 21. februar 2020
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David J
Leicester, UK17 bidrag
nov. 2019 • Familie
Amazing place to relive your childhood memories. Walking in, you will be transported back to your childhood days. So many hands on activities, your whole family will just love it
Skrevet 22. desember 2019
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Leicesterspire
Desford, UK93 bidrag
okt. 2019 • Familie
Visited with 5 year old granddaughter. She had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed herself. There are lots of 'hands on' things to do, which she and we all enjoyed doing/playing. The staff/volunteers are all very friendly, helpful and good with children. Highly recommended, particularly if you are a NT member.
Skrevet 20. oktober 2019
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