26 Children's Winters

26 Children's Winters


A new exciting exhibition which captures the memories of childhood winters - tingling cold hands, rainy day boredom, the excited opening of Christmas presents and the whizz and bang of fireworks, are just some of the topics tackled by 26 writers, using the Museum’s collection as inspiration.

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 9 October 2015 - 10 April 2016
Cost: Free

is a diverse group of people who share a love of words.  The Museum of Childhood has teamed up with 26 to choose 26 writers to respond to Museum objects in the form of sestudes (62 words). The sestudes will be displayed alongside the objects and will explore the memories and emotions that the objects evoke.

There will also be a virtual online advent calendar, which goes live from 1 December 2015, revealing each day new objects and sestudes from the exhibition in the countdown to Christmas.

The Museum of Childhood is also working with the charity It's Good 2 Give in the development of this project, hosting a workshop for the children and families supported by the charity.

Read the writers' thoughts on the objects they were given and the writing of the sestudes.

The 26 Children's Winters Advent calendar


School resource: Scotland on Screen (National Library of Scotland) has some lovely Christmas themed films of children and Santa with accompanying activity sheets.