Interactive children’s TV exhibition opens in Portsmouth

Date Posted: 13/08/2015

The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today will open at Portsmouth City Museum this autumn term.

The exhibition, which has curriculum links to KS1 and 2 History, English, Science and Design & Technology, traces the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. 

The show also showcases original props and characters, from Mummy Woodentop to The Wombles, Morph, Gordon the Gopher, Rastamouse and the singing veggies from Mr Bloom’s Nursery. It’s packed full of interactive elements for students.

Teachers can tie a visit into the exhibition with its Toys, Games and Pastimes Workshop for KS1 and 2.  The session enables children to investigate and play with a range of toys and games from the past including vehicles, moving toys and board games.

The Portsmouth at Play and Study in Sherlock displays in Portsmouth Museum also complement this workshop.

The Story of Children’s Television will open at the museum on 17th October and run till the 28th February.

The exhibition is currently advertising for a further venue to take it on after Portsmouth.

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