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the folly of youth

Young memories rise up to the surface when we went to the Museum of Childhood. I was amused by the numerous toys, trinkets and baby stuff that are centuries old. It was rough for kids back then because they weren't allowed to smile in public, hair have to be covered and they had to work in coal mines or do chimney sweeps. Kids right now have things easy for them.

I can't help looking back on my own childhood. All of the things I've seen at the museum have been reminiscent of the old English films. The huge doll houses delighted me the most because I remembered just owning a Polly Pocket which is not even half the size of those doll houses. Notice the miniature dolls and their lovely furnitures up close.

Photos: from Faith's camera.

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lisa said...

omg is this the museum in england??? that has all the doll houses i want to see this museum soo bad.. it looks so neat!!

Sylwia said...

what a great little cars!! they're so sweet!! :):)
remind me childhood :D

Mayet said...

I didn't have any toy collection while growing up--just a miniature clay cooking set.
I would love to have a doll house!

Vanesa said...

Omg! i want go!! in my next trip i,ll go there sure!!
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VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Wow!
Love love these photos :D

Catherine said...

wow, really beautiful shots <3 love it xx

Kim said...

Wow, what an amazingly inspiring museum!

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Alma said...

What a cool museum!! Lovely! I still have in my room some toys from the childhood!:P

rah said...

nice collection together with the nostalgic film effect :) Im a fan of pin-up painted pictures. :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

very cool photos! id love to check out this museum. those dolls kinda give me the willies - haha - but the vintage toys, i do love!

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds like a cool museum, great photos!

lizzy said...

they have museum of childhood?! wow.

Mika said...

there's something very creepy/cool about that place... i would love to visit if i ever come to england :)

Honor said...

those toys looks so cool

Shevah said...

Ah, These are so cool!





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Amber Blue Bird said...

what an awesome museum. I would love to be able to explore it sometime. Thanks for your comment today and you really should see The Kings Speech, it was amazing

Rachael said...

Is the museum worth a visit then? I've read about it in the guide books and it does look interesting. That doll's house looks so cute!

CDG said...

I am so tempted to go find a new Polly Pocket now and loved that as a kid as well. I didn't even know of this museum, would love to visit someday.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh wow this museum looks and sounds SO COOL!! I love these old toys--some of them are kind of creepy. Lol. But they do bring back memories. :)

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Kristen said...

omg this place looks like magic!

Aya said...

LOVE the vintage styled images! xoxo

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Sophia said...

I love these kind off photo's! Unique
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brigduong said...

This is such a lovely post. Young forever!!

Christine @ Fanciful Vision said...

Ooh I love this! I also used to own some Polly Pockets when I was a kid :D
What a great museum, I should check it out sometime! x

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

it's amazing how our childhood imagination could keep us amused even with inanimate objects...wish i can be a kid again. *sigh*

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Aki No Yuutsu said...

The doll house is soooo cute!!! I use to want one back then when I was a kid!!!

AVA T.♥ said...

The place looks like something my son would love! He's crazy about cars, but thing is he might not leave! haha :) lovely photos!

Mileide Almeida said...

Ching!!
love this pics...so cute...

Henar said...

Aaaw, that's so beautiful!!!
I love it!! ♥
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Violetta E. said...

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sooooo nice photos! well done girl!!! :D:D


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rae said...

oh my goodness! i must visit this museum as soon as possible.

nurulfaridah said...

the mini cars is so adorable! :)

blue jeans and gondolas said...

I love the Museum of Childhood, we used to go all the time when I was a kid and the doll's houses were always my favourite too. I've been meaning to go back since I moved back to Edinburgh and you've inspired me to go soon. You have to tell your friends though that it's in SCOTLAND!

Trixie said...

Those photos are so beautiful... you're so lucky! When do you start work? Can't wait to hear about your new job ;)

nikkistyle said...

ahhhh reminds me of my childhood. love it!

Jaymie said...

Gorgeous pictures.
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Dottie. said...

lovely lovely post. i miss polly pocket ... x

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calla said...

the dollhouse!!!! so awesome... love these pics!

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