Sudbury Hall is a lovely manor house, closed in winter for conservation purposes. But the Hall houses the National Trust Museum of Childhood in the servants’ wing. It was open to the public when we visited it last week.
The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages. We found it fascinating and there are so many toys for kids that it makes it a wonderful family attraction.
The museum has 8 galleries and it’s much bigger than I was expecting it to be. It also shows the way children worked and how school was. There is an array of beautiful old toys and a few modern bits&pieces as well.
These are doll houses, the one from the top is Edwardian from 1910s and the other one is Victorian from 1880s. Doll houses were so important for upper class girls to learn how to run a household. I can’t imagine it was easy to manage a large staff, keep an eye on the finances, decide menus for banquettes and so on.
There is a baby gallery with glass bottles and Victorian nappies. It is quite interesting.
I had a great time at the museum. Have you been there?