28 Nov 2005-29 April 2006. The Bodleian Library is hosting an exhibition of 19th-century childrens games. Most of the exhibits are paper-based games, many of which come from the librarys John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera. On show are jigsaw puzzles, alphabets, books of indoor and outdoor pursuits and construction toys in paper, card and stone. Highlights include a miniature theatre dating back to the beginning of the 19th century and a series of myrioramas (strips to arrange in a myriad different combinations to create different panoramas). Nearly all the games have a distinct educational aspect, and together offer an unusual perspective on the social history of the time. Admission is free. Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, Sat 09.00-16.30. 14-17 April closed.
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Childrens Games and Pastimes.
The Bodleian Exhibition Room is situated within the Old Schools Quadrangle. Entrance from Catte Street, off Broad Street in the centre of Oxford. Tel. +44 01865 277224 firstname.lastname@example.org