Specialist supplier of inexpensive, exciting & unusual artefacts.

Toys Through The Ages - Toys of the Past

A wide range of artefacts and teaching resources to help your study of Toys of the past in your KS1, KS2 and Primary school setting.

Hnefatafl

BH_524

Latrunculi

BH_525

Fox and Geese

BH_523

Russian Dolls

BH_531

Ludo

BH_601

Beetle Game

BH_603

Knitting Doll

BH_604

Card Games x 2

BH_606

Dominoes

BH_607

Tiddlywinks

BH_608

Pick up Sticks

BH_609

Jacks Game

BH_610

Jacob's Ladder

BH_612

Box of Marbles

BH_614

Yo-Yo

BH_615

Wooden Skittles

BH_617

Cup and Ball Toy

BH_422

Tudor Peg Doll

BH_470

Vintage Taxi Cab

BH_226

Tin Elephant

BH_234

Cannon

BH_212

Skipping Rope

BH_436

Tudor Marbles

BH_351

Stump Doll

BH_466

Ice Skates

BH_442

Sherman Tank

BH_519

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Have Toys changed through the Ages?

The use of toys can be traced back to prehistoric times with examples of carved animals being found at the site of Stonehenge. Toys are indicitive of the materials and production techniques available at the time. Many popular toys we play with today date back to Roman and Ancient Greek Times, such as the Yo-yo and Cup and Ball.

The Victorian era saw more toys made from metals such as Tin, Lead and Iron.  Modern day toys are often made from plastic, but are essentially the same toys (Dolls, Animals, Boats, etc...) as those played with children in the past.