The Story of Children's Television from 1946 to Today

The Story of Children's Television from 1946 to Today

Everybody has a favourite children’s television programme or character. Television has helped to shape our lives, and many of its characters and stories have become woven into our culture.

The Story of Children’s Television is a highly interactive and family friendly exhibition which traces the fascinating history of children’s television from its earliest days to the multi-channel world of today. The exhibition allows us to explore our relationship with these programmes, and how they were at the forefront of technological advancements in the wider world, looking in detail at animation, drama, puppets and factual programmes.

The exhibition brings together objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images from iconic children’s programmes. The original objects and characters span the decades, from Mummy Woodentop to the original Tracy Island model created on Blue Peter, Gordon the Gopher, The Wombles, Rastamouse and the singing veggies from Mr Bloom’s Nursery.

The exhibition has been created by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry and is supported by the BBC, ITV, Kaleidoscope, The University of Warwick Department of Film and TV Studies, Ragdoll Productions and the Children’s Media Foundation.

Touring Dates:
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 22 May – 13 September 2015
Portsmouth City Museum, 17 October 2015 – 28 February 2016
The Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough,  19 March – 12 June 2016
M Shed, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives 2 July – 25 September 2016
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 15 October 2016 – 29
January 2017

We are no longer taking new enquires for this tour.

Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP
024 7623 7521