What’s in the Box? Curious Mutton Bone Toys

Edward Lovett collection rediscovered behind-the-scenes at Royal Pavilion & Museums Our newest objects entered into our “What’s in the Box?” display at Hove Museum come from Collections Assistant Joy Whittam. When cataloguing the toy collection in the museum stores Joy came across a dusty box which contained some intriguing figures. The figures appeared to be … Continued

What’s in the Box?

Peek behind the scenes and see what we have found in our stores! Behind the scenes in our museums, our Curatorial & Conservation teams constantly work to catalogue, conserve and research the collections. Along the way, the team discover new stories about artefacts that they don’t always get a chance to tell. Our … Continued

Toy Timeline

This brief history of toys highlights some of the key toys and developments in toy production. The word ‘toy’ dates from the 16th century. At that time it was applied to tawdry objects such as buttons and buckles as well … Continued