Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
16th century

Up to six boys could compete against each other on this gaming board found carved into one of... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1800

Eleanor Coulson made the earliest sampler in this group when she was 13 years old. It includes a... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1830

Eleanor Grey used many more colours in this sampler compared to that of her mother’s. Cross-... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1850

This sampler was made by Eleanor M.S. when she was around 10 years old. She used thread coloured... [Read more...]

Museum of Cambridge
c. 1790

Baby walkers like this one were used from as early as the fifteenth century until the nineteenth... [Read more...]

Cambridgeshire Archives

Baby walkers like the one above were used to help a child learn to walk and to protect it from... [Read more...]

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Boy and Girl by John Faber II, 1744. In this print, the boy and girl have exchanged... [Read more...]

St Edmundsbury Heritage Service
1750 - 1775

A small linen coat for a child, made from Indian chintz. During the eighteenth century, middle... [Read more...]

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Painted on this Delftware mug is an image of a father holding the hand of his young daughter. At... [Read more...]


Children’s Games (Kinderspiele) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1560.



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