Museum of Childhood: from the 1600s to the present day

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Museum of Childhood: from the 1600s to the present day
20th October 2014

The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green has a collection dating from the 1600s to the present day. It's most famous for its collection of children's toys. 

Assistant curator Esther Lutman talks about the collections, from 1920s Disney dolls through Star Wars memorabilia of the late '70s and on to the latest games, figurines and trinkets. 

Describing the local donations which update the museums exhibits, Lutman explains how she feels part of the museum 'belongs to Londoners'.

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