Victorian Doll

The toy doll was made around 1870 during the Victorian period, that’s over one hundred and fifty years ago. It belonged to a girl who grew up in Victorian Canterbury. When the girl grew up she gave her doll to the museums, so children in the future could learn about what childhood was like for Victorian children.

  • Victorian Doll

Research Activities


What different materials were Victorian dolls made from? Can you work out what materials this doll was made from?


How are Victorian toys similar or different from the toys you might have at home?


Victorian children who couldn’t afford toys were often very creative and made their own from different materials like rags. See if you can make a new toy using things around your home!

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