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Misty Stottor, Heritage Guide for Freedom Leisure and Cllr Gill Heath

Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Families in Stafford are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition.

Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and whip and tops are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the eyes of a child’ exhibition.

Now at the Ancient High House in Stafford until 24 October, The touring exhibition is encouraging young visitors to explore different aspects of childhood and how it has changed over time.

Youngsters can sit at a Victorian school desk or become the teacher, try their hand at design and weaving activities or dress up. There will also be an art display of children’s favourite toys.

The exhibition, created by Vertigo on behalf of the Staffordshire Museum Service, is supported by Arts Council England.

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council said:

“This is a really fun exhibition and I’m pleased that people in Stafford are getting the chance to see it.  Not only will it bring back memories for some older visitors, but I’m sure some of the younger children will find it quite amusing that in the past these where the toys of the time.”

The exhibition is now at the Ancient High House in Stafford and available during usual opening times.