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Provost Skene's House - Nursery

The Nursery shows how a child’s playroom looked at the turn of the last century. The china-faced dolls were made in France or Germany, destined to be admired and treasured rather  than played with.

Educational toys such as picture blocks and Holy Land jigsaw scattered on the floor, were popular with Victorian parents. A dolls' house, made to resemble a real house in Torry, and the magnificent rocking horse complete the room. Children collected and swapped scraps, painstakingly filling books and albums. Scraps were also applied to Nursery screens.