For One Night Only: Toys of Christmas Past

As Christmas draws closer and a wave of new toys hits the market, we are taking a glance back to remember the toys from yesteryear with a special hands-on event - Toys of Christmas Past.

A unique, private collection of vintage toys, dating from the 70s and 80s, will be on display throughout the museum on the evening of 17 December. Visitors will be able to play with most of the toys and games in this temporary exhibition, as well as the Centre’s usual selection of retro computers and game consoles.

Centre CEO, Jason Fitzpatrick explains: “If names like Meccano, Sindy, Weebles, Scalextric, Downfall, Stylophone, Mastermind, Snuggle Bumms, Lego, Polly Pocket, Crossfire and Cascade rekindle fond memories, then this event offers the chance to relive those moments. Bring along the whole family to indulge in nostalgia and share a retro-flavoured Christmas experience. 

“To add to the atmosphere, there will also be a number of vintage televisions showing classic Christmas TV shows from the period. It’s going to be wholly immersive and a lot of fun!”

The Centre’s Head of Learning, Anjali Das adds: “While for some this event will be a chance to learn about what was, for others it will definitely be an affectionate trip down memory lane.”

Toys of Christmas Past will run for one night only on 17 December, 6pm – 10pm

Spaces for this nostalgic night are limited, so booking is required. Entry on the door will not be allowed. Book here >>>


Date : 08-12-2016

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