The Games We Played: an exhibition of childhood board and card games
10 February to 14 April.
A nostalgic exhibition exploring some of the most popular, as well as a number of lesser known, board and card games from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
People have been playing board games since the dawn of civilisation. The earliest known complete gaming boards were found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in Iraq and date from about 3000 BC.
The popularity of games grew in the nineteenth century and mass production methods led to a rapid expansion in the games industry. From the late 1800s, colourful board games were being produced at a price that many people could afford.
In this exhibition you will see framed prints, original artefacts and games.
Have a go at our activity sheets, which are sure to be lots of fun for all the family and will bring back memories of past times.
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