Home & Family Life

From childhood to housework, crafts, celebrations and holidays, this collection reflects domestic life through the ages.

Toys and Games

Childhood fun and imagination

Ladybird Books

Made in Loughborough

High Days and Holidays

Events, celebrations and festivals

Keeping Up Appearances

Personal grooming


Crafts and creativity in the home

Labour Saving and Entertaining

How technology has changed life at home

Explore a sample of our Home and Family Life collection.

Highlights include many iconic 20th century toys made by Palitoy of Coalville, Ladybird books and much more.