Thu 08.08.2019 09.00 - Fri 04.06.2021 19.00

History of toys and play KULPS! -visit

The Finnish Toy Museum - Näyttelykeskus WeeGee, Ahertajantie 5

On this visit to the Toy Museum we study the history of childhood and toys from many different points of view. The visit includes the guided tour History of Toys and Play and the workshop Classic Toy Tuning.

On the guided tour we delve into the Toy Museum permanent exhibition I Spy a Whole Load of Toys. During the tour we explore how toys, play and children’s lives have changed from the 1800s to the present. In the tour we go through the latest 100 years of Finnish history from the point of view of children and childhood.
Length c. 45 minutes.

In the workshop Classic Toy Tuning we get to know an ancient toy that is still used today. Children have played with yoyos for thousands of years. In the workshop the students get to decorate their own wooden yoyos.
Length c. 45 minutes.

Groups of over 15 children are divided in two, so that one half is on the tour while the other works in the workshop, and then they switch.
Length c. 90 minutes.

Vapaa pääsy.

Mon-Sat 10 – 17
tel. 050-5900137 or lelumuseo[a]


Age recommendation
1,5 h