Story: Wairarapa region

Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood in Masterton showcases children’s toys, books and games. This exhibit of playground games includes a skipping rope, spinning tops, knucklebones and marbles. A school milk bottle recalls the period (1937–67) when every school child received a daily half pint (300 millilitres) of milk – often warmed in the sun before it could be drunk.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Arts and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017