During the Victorian era (1837-1901) attitudes towards children and childhood changed considerably. Up until this period children were expected to work long hours, often in unpleasant and dangerous conditions. Social reformers campaigned to improve the lives of children and gradually people began to recognize that children were not just miniature adults but that they had their own identity and needs.
This exhibition is a celebration of childhood and features paintings, toys and clothing from the permanent collections held by Bradford Museums and Galleries.
- Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 - Tue, 29 Nov 2011
- Location: Cartwright Hall
- Type: Exhibition