Post-Medieval

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Medieval or later

Skate made of a horse’s leg bone.

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
16th – 18th century

Sledge made of a horse’s jaw. The Perspex sheet shows where the seat would have been.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1744

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
1752

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

KHM-Museumsverband
1560

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

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...]

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...]

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