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Adults can indulge in a nostalgia-fest and children discover how their (not so) aged parents amused themselves as youngsters in a world before video games. There’s a wholesomeness to the construction kits and embroidery sets that once kept little...more
All reviews trip down memory lane royal mile dolls houses rocking horse free entry free attraction several floors all ages worth a visit on display great collection high street gift shop rainy day great place to visit couple of hours exhibits
Another great free Edinburgh museum. Quite easy going with lots of exhibits that either open your eyes to childhood of years gone by or have you pointing a a toy going, "I had one of those". Well worth a few hours of your time.
This museum is free ! It’s amazing . My 2 young boys had loads of fun . And it was fun to see old toys . Loads of interaction station for the kids too . Staff were friendly in the shop . Well worth a...More
We popped in here for just under an hour and we are so glad we did. Lovely to see so many toys and to teach the children about some of things we used to play with.
Was also lovely to sit and play!
This museum is fascinating . Lots of toys both pre and from our childhood. It captures the innocence of children and how we have developed as people
over the decades, from spinning tops to a techno era.
It's well laid out in an old tenement stair with rooms off. There are lots of information boards up and some interactive stuff. Lots for kids to see and do and there were two parties of noisy primary age kids doing just that when we...More
Having a little while to kill, and remembering having enjoyed visiting as a child myself, I took my two daughters (6 & 7) for a wander round. I was hugely disappointed. Very little interactivity, almost everything is behind glass and there is almost nothing from...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.