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Let's Go to a Place

Let's Go to a Place


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Dates:27 July 2017 - 4 September 2017
Cost:  FREE, donations welcome

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Let’s Go to a Place is a site-specific installation of Wendy McMurdo’s portraits of contemporary children, caught between the imaginary digital landscape and the real world.

 

Last summer, photographer Wendy McMurdo documented a class of Edinburgh children in their final days of primary school. It was also the summer of Pokémon Go. McMurdo noticed how children “roamed the city, inhabiting two worlds at the same time - one geographic and one imaginary”.
 
Let’s Go to a Place is a series of portraits presenting the multiple subjectivities of a generation of digital natives, to be discovered throughout the atmospheric galleries of the Museum of Childhood.
 
Wendy McMurdo is an Edinburgh-born artist of international renown. Since 1993 she has used photography to observe and document the relationships between children and computers.
 
Free
 
Young-Girl-(iv)_2016_mcmurdo_11mb_resized.jpg
 
Wendy McMurdo, Young Girl (iv), 2016 © Wendy McMurdo
 
 
 
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Wendy McMurdo, Young Boy (ix), 2016 © Wendy McMurdo
 

 

Quirkology Mind Tricks

Quirkology Mind Tricks


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Want to be levitated by David Copperfield, see one of the world's greatest optical illusions, or be attacked by a giant monster?

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:10 July 2016 - 22 September 2016
Cost: Free

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New to View

New to View


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

A selection of toys and games newly acquired by the Museum of Childhood, which have not been on display before, showing the breadth of our collections.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Dates:25 April 2016 - 9 October 2016
Cost: Free

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26 Children's Winters

26 Children's Winters


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

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...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:9 October 2015 - 10 April 2016
Cost: Free

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Fringe Festival Children's Poster Competition

Fringe Festival Children's Poster Competition


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

A display of the winning entries to the 2015 Fringe posters competition.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:28 May 2015 - 31 August 2015
Cost: Free

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Making movies: children and amateur media in Scotland.

Making movies: children and amateur media in Scotland.


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Whether they are laughing, fidgeting or playing in the street and garden, children have always been an inevitable and irresistible subject for the amateur film-maker.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:6 September 2014 - 17 May 2015
Cost: Free

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Fringe Festival Children's Poster Competition

Fringe Festival Children's Poster Competition


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Display of winning entries to the 2014 Fringe posters competition.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm during August only
Dates:1 May 2014 - 25 August 2014
Cost: Free

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Annuals

Annuals


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

The latest exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates the Christmas present loved by generations – the annual.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:18 December 2013 - 11 May 2014
Cost: Free

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Kids Knit

Kids Knit


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Knitting's not just for grannies!

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:4 May 2012 - 25 June 2012
Cost: Free

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Pandas aplenty

Pandas aplenty


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

If you haven’t managed to see the giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo yet, come and see some slightly smaller ones at the Museum of Childhood.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:28 March 2012 - 30 June 2012
Cost: Free

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