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The London Children’s Museum has an extensive collection of more than 7,000 artifacts.  Our mandate is to collect items that represent the past, present and future of childhood, can be used to provide a hands-on experience for our visitors and support our exhibits.  On your next visit take note of our artifacts in the in Child Long Ago, My Arctic Discovery, TD My Place in Space and Dinosaur galleries.

More interesting facts about our collections

  • To help manage and better share our collection with the community we are in the process of adding all of out artifacts into a digital database.
  • Our collection is stored in a specialized, climate-controlled room in the Children’s Museum.
  • Some of our favourite artifacts in our collection include:

Inuit Bone Doll - displayed in My Arctic Discovery, the doll from northern Canada is carved from a caribou and used as a child’s toy or as a token of good luck.

Meteorite, nicknamed “Kevin” = This 8.7lb sample meteorite is from a meteorite first discovered in 1576 in Camp del Cielo, Argentina. It is made of iron and fell to earth, surviving the impact to the earth’s surface; 4,000 - 6,000 years ago.