Schools and Education


Toys Through the Ages Tour


This fun and interactive session looks at continuity and change through the use of toys. Which of the toys that we play with today would have been played with by the Victorians, the Romans or even the ancient Greeks?

Cost : £5.60, adults go free. Maximum 60 children per day. Available November to January

To make a booking speak to a member of the team about your school’s needs, please call the museum on 01543 877666 or email

Your Day With Us

See the toys that your grandparents played with. See what has changed within living memory to the toys we play with today and explore the Toys gallery

Play games from the past (teacher led)
Master the skills of the cup and ball, yoyo and hopscotch.

Dance workshop
Learn to move like a clockwork toy and a puppet in our dance workshop

Make your own toy (teacher led)
Make your own toy to take home to play with, just as children did in the past.

Punch & Judy show
Split your sides with laughter when you watch a traditional Punch and Judy show.
‘That’s the way to do it!’


Toys Outreach Service

We also offer an outreach service where our educators will come to your school to deliver a two hour session to learn about the history of toys, look at artefacts, play games and learn a dance routine.

Available to schools within a twenty mile radius of the museum.

For a small additional charge, peg doll kits are available for children to complete as follow up work to the visit.


Covid-19 information regarding safety, distancing and changes in etiquette:

The safety of our staff and visitors is our number one priority. In response to COVID-19 we have made some changes here at the museum in line with government guidelines – view the safety and etiquette changes on our schools and education page.