North Terrace & Kintore Ave
Adelaide SA 5000
This delightful exhibition explores the history of play using over 150 toys, games and stories, some on show for the first time.
Discover aspects of play including music, theatre, outdoor activity, militaria toys, children’s clubs, Aboriginal childhood, science fiction, universal toys used across generations and the fleeting found objects of play.
Most pieces are drawn from the Children’s Literature Research Collection, one of the State Library’s premier heritage research collections.
This exhibition is sure to evoke memories and create new ones as you think about what play is and what it means for you and your family.
The exhibition is on display in the Treasures Wall area at the State Library of South Australia.
Image credit: Items from the State Library of South Australia’s Children’s Literature Research Collection