Hi – Millie again, thanks for coming back to continue with me on adventures!
Now, let's explore the interesting children’s toy collection and other children’s items at the museum.
I don’t think I have told you about the children’s toy collections at my house. We have many interesting toys, games and many, many dolls that have come to ‘live’ at Buccleuch Mansion Museum. We also have lots of children’s books, dolls, a doll bed, and lots of doll clothing and accessories.
There is a rocking horse, several carriages and cradles throughout the mansion. Also,
a miniature sewing machine, a case in the “Museum” room that holds many doll toys
and accessories. Don’t miss the “Humpty-Dumpty” scroll game and the two miniature
When you visit the museum, you will need to look around to find the sleds the children used to have fun on the slopes after a snowfall. Also, see if you can find the round tin bathtub that was used for bathing in the 1700-1800’s!
We have doll tea sets, along with a ‘Fashion Doll’ that was used to display the latest clothing fashions from Paris. Until fashion magazines were available, this is how women of the world could learn of new fashion styles and instruct their seamstress to replicate them.
I remember fondly the children in the house and hours of laughter playing – until next
"Written" by Millie Mouse
Millie's family lived in the mansion from the very beginning of the building. Learn about the story of her life in Colonial America through her observations and adventures as she shares the history of the New Brunswick area with young visitors.
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