The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and games from across the generations. The Museum also explores other aspects of growing up, from schooldays and clubs to clothing, health and holidays. The brand new Gallery One features 60 rarely-seen objects relating to childhood life, learning and play following a five-month refurbishment of the ground floor.
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
If not using public transport and travelling via foot to Princes Street, we recommend travelling via Jeffrey Street, then Market Street opposed to via the Royal Mile. Jeffrey Street is downhill, sloped and wheelchair accessible as there are no stairs.
Travel by taxi
If you require a taxi, please contact the front desk and they will be happy to help you.
The Museum is located on the Royal Mile, which gets very busy during the day. There is no on-street parking and restricted drop-off areas. However, there is a bus stop with a dropped kerb outside the museum. A quick drop-off is then possible, but it is difficult to wait for people for a long period of time.
Path to main entrance
Museum staff based in the shop will be very happy to assist with opening and closing doors.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Main lift from ground floor to second floor
Ticket/ information desk
Front and shop desk
The lower part of the desk is 670mm high.
Things to See and Do
Gallery 1: Changing Childhood
Gallery 1 is newly refurbished and an open plan space.
Gallery 2: Toys
Gallery 3: Dolls and Soft Toys
Gallery 4: Games and Hobbies
Gallery 5: Children's Clothes
Accessible Toilet and baby changing facilities
The shop is open plan and located directly inside the main entrance. There is an information desk and till in the shop where staff will be happy to assist.
Getting around outside
Customer care support