Diya and I decided to spend some time going around and checking museums. This is a photo essay of our trip to the Museum of Childhood. It is a bit out of the way but we had a great journey in, gabbing away, and then we both dug out our books and read for the rest of the time. Then we finally reached the museum.
The museum is in two wings on two main floors, there are some other stuff in the basement but we didn't go down there. I took quite a lot of photographs, only a few are shown here, if you want to see the full lot, then here is the slideshow.
The Museum is of different kinds of toys. The displays are arranged by type of toy, so we started on the ground floor on the right.
Clockwork and cog toys
We tried to fix this robot, it has some gears in the back and if you manage to fit them just right, the robot would work and wave its hands around. We gave up and Diya moved after I tickled her.
Cars, Bikes, Chariots and other wheeled toys.
Here’s the Museum. As you can see, two floors, divided into two wings, in the middle section, there is a restaurant where we had lunch and a shop.
Apparently the ship they were being carried in was captured by an English Warship. Then they were offered back to the French who, in a huff, told the English to bog off. Hence we got them…Beautiful structures.
Diya loved the doll’s houses.
Watching machines and household implements
And Diya had to play with a toy kitchen unit, lol. She has so taken after her mum, Ms. Perfectionist, a place for everything and everything in its place.
Many more photos of course, but here are some of the interesting ones.
So this was for kids to play with baby toys and stuff for babies ranging from cots to baby carriages, dresses,and and and.
Looking down on the central section…
Finally, very tired and very happy, we dragged our sorry tired bodies back home and vowed that we have to come back here again. It was a fun time, took me back to my childhood, although me and toys have a very bad history. I had to break it and check out what made it tick..so not good..But Diya? She is ferociously careful of her toys. lol