Some of our writers have generously shared their work with Stories of Childhood. This piece was written during our January workshop. Cerin Eames was inspired by Frances and Greta, her paternal grandparents, and their mastery of arts and crafts.
Write at the Museum was a series of four monthly workshops at the Museum of Childhood.
Six writers joined us for afternoons of creativity in the tranquil (some might say eerie!) space of the closed museum. They were free to roam the galleries and work in any space which suited them, and much of the work produced was indeed inspired by the material culture of childhood.
Dolls have a special place at the Museum of Childhood.
Perhaps our most famous room is the doll gallery, containing hundreds of little figures, gathered in groups by material (wood, bisque, cloth…) or theme (military, fashion, character…)