Post-Medieval

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
1837

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

St Edmundsbury Heritage Service
17th - 19th century

Children (and adults) have played with balls for thousands of years. Made from a variety of... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
15th - 17th century

Clay whistles were considered novelties or toys rather than serious musical instruments. Those... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
15th - 17th century

Clay whistles were considered novelties or toys rather than serious musical instruments. Those... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
15th - 17th century

Clay whistles were considered novelties or toys rather than serious musical instruments.

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