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The Story of Children’s Television: from 1946 to Today-Dorman Museum

Are you looking for something to entertain the children, to educate and bring your history to life? Then you really need to take your family over to the Dorman Museum.

From the earliest days of Muffin the Mule, generations of children have fallen in love with the characters and stories brought to life on the small screen, this exhibition at the fantastic Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough traces the fascinating history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images.

Image : Play-School,
1975 (c) BBC


The Dorman Museum is packed full of interactive activities for big kids and small, the exhibition also showcases original props and characters, from Mummy Woodentop to The Wombles, Morph, Gordon the Gopher, Rastamouse and the singing veggies from Mr Bloom’s Nursery. The Story of Children’s Television is the story of all of our childhoods, and how television helped to shape the way we view the world around us. Join us for a wander down memory lane, to a celebration of children’s television, past and present.


The exhibition has been created by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry in partnership with the Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC, Ragdoll Productions, ITV, Kaleidoscope and the Children’s Media Foundation.

The Story of Children’s Television is at the Dorman Museum until Sunday, June 12.

Admission is £4 per adult, £2.50 concs, family £10.


You can read more about the Dorman Museum and its featured activities here