Your Toy Stories

The V&A Museum of Childhood is currently working on a three year project to catalogue, conserve and digitise the toy manufacturing archive material held at the Museum. The British Toy Making project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, focuses on the archives of four major 20th century British toy manufacturers – Lines Bros. Ltd., Mettoy, Palitoy and Paul and Marjorie Abbatt Ltd.

As part of the project, we'd love to hear from anyone connected with the British toy manufacturing industry past or present, in any capacity. If you or a relative worked in this industry, for example, on a production line, in toy design, packaging, delivery or senior management, you can submit your own toy story here.

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Get in touch

Sarah Wood, Assistant Curator Tel: 020 8983 5212 Email:
Ieuan Hopkins, Archivist Tel: 020 8983 5216 Email:
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