Treasures of Childhood: 150 years of playing and learning

Do you remember buying spangles from the corner shop, spending an afternoon to set up a game of Mousetrap, or watching the Clangers on the new colour TV? What were the games you invented during the endless summer holidays? Maybe you built a den, dressed up as a superhero or played hopscotch in the street.

Take a nostalgic trip back through the decades in our Treasures of Childhood exhibition opening on Saturday 11th July. This beautiful 16th and 17th century townhouse will be filled with displays exploring more than 150 years of childhood toys, games and artefacts.

We’re also looking for your memories of games you played as a child and a selection of these will be displayed at the house during the exhibition.

Please email your memories to [email protected] Treasures of Childhood runs until Sunday 15th November and is open Wednesday to Sundays, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).


Eastgate House
High Street

Entry Price

Adult £5.50
Concessions (inc. Friends Group) £4
Under 5s Free
Family ticket £15
Groups 10 or more 15% discount
School groups 15% of concession rate