Toys Through Time' - a new exhibition at Goole Museum

Thu, 20 Jan 2022

A new exhibition has opened at Goole Museum - 'Toys Through Time' will run until Saturday, 26 March.

It's the first exhibition to be curated in this location by new curator Dr Alex Ombler, and it explores the history of toys, their origins, development and uses for childhood learning and recreation.

'Toys Through Time' is a chance for visitors to take a trip back to their childhood and rediscover some of their favourite toys.

Alex Ombler said : "Come along and learn about the history and development of toys and how they have shaped childhood learning through time. It's a great way for children to see and learn about the types of toys that parents, grandparents and ancestors played with as children, whilst also being a nostalgic experience for adults.

"The exhibition looks at different types of toys relating to being active, animals, and construction. One of the other exhibits gets us to think about toys and gender by exploring traditional 'girls' toys' and 'boys' toys'.

"We also have on display many items from the collection of Philip Shand, a Goole man who deposited his many childhood toys of the 1940s/1950s at Goole Museum in 1990.   

"It's a lovely slice of nostalgia."

Goole Museum is located in Carlisle Street. Opening times are as follows:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, 9am-4pm
  • Closed for lunch 12noon-12.30pm (Wednesdays 1.30-2pm)

There is free admission to the exhibition, with no booking required. Lift access is also available.

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