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Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

Embrace your inner child on this website from the Victoria and Albert Museum, filled with high-quality images and information about childhood toys through the ages. Features sections on dolls, doll houses, toys, games, teddy bears, clothing, and even childcare items. Experience the evolution of childhood toys, from a 17th-century rocking horse to 20th-century teenage dolls like Barbie and Sindy. See if you can find your favorites from when you were growing up!

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