War Games
©V&A museum of childhood

War Games

Saturday 10 October 2015 to Sunday 17 January 2016

A highly interactive exhibition for adults and children alike, War Games examines the role of war in childhood play and strategic games from the 1800s to the present day, through a series of intriguing and immersive activities. 

With tin toys, action figures and an army of iconic green soldiers, the exhibition is a delight for both adventurous little ones and the child in us all. Children are encouraged to dress up, play games and discover a range of exciting activities to investigate how games of war have evolved across the ages.

Exploring social and political contexts, as well as the controversy surrounding childhood engagement with war, this thought-provoking exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the role of conflict in human nature, and highlights debates about childhood exposure to war and gender stereotypes.

A touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood, London

Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP
024 7623 7521 info@theherbert.org