Families looking for something to do over the half term should head to Mount Edgcumbe to look at the toys of yesteryear.
Mount Edgecumbe, which is owned by Plymouth City Council and Cornwall Council is hosting the Childhood Toy Collection from Bank Holiday Monday, which has a vast array of Victorian and Edwardian toys, from the weird and wonderful as well as some of old favourites. The collection includes a bull-nose MG pedal car from the 1920s as well as child pedal motorbike from the 30s and a model French sand yacht.
A large collection of dolls and dolls prams will also be on display.
(from a press release)
The quirky collection is not the only thing people can have a look at and enjoy in the house as there is a chance to revisit the Tudor era by donning ruffled costumes. The house has a great selection of clothes which people can try on for fun and walk down the stairs of the Great Hall.
There are also lots of games to play with the ‘Mount Edgcumbe Files’ quiz sheet and a ‘Spot the Detail?’ trail.
People can also stroll up to the Cedar Lawn, a beautiful lawn overlooking the sound, shaded by enormous cedars with a fascinating Victorian shell seat. There is also a shop and café and a chance to buy plants at the Plant Centre.