The history of childhood

The exhibition about Girls’ and Boys’ Stories 
The exhibition is built on a number of actual children’s lives – and deals with subjects such as family, health and disease, school, child labour, games, body and clothes, books and media and the differences between girls and boys. 
Follow Carl's story
You can follow Carl’s story; he was born in 1865 and had eleven sisters and brothers; or the only child Kaj from 1928. 
Follow Anna's and Vibeke's story
Anna was born in 1905; she had six brothers and sisters; or that of Vibeke from 1952, who had a brother and a sister, just to mention four randomly selected children among the twenty-eight, who are shown in the exhibition.
Learn more about the childhood of then and now
You will find tools and toys that belonged to them or which are similar to theirs. Joy and sorrow, pride and punishment, inventiveness and stubbornness are elements of children’s lives – then and now. Girls’ virtues and boys’ pranks separate the two sexes – more then than now.

Event date/time
- Kvindemuseet i DanmarkTuesday, Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
- Kvindemuseet i DanmarkWednesday10:00 - 20:00

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Domkirkepladsen 5
8000 Aarhus C


+45 25454510


+45 86192235


  • City / Area

    • Aarhus
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • exhibition
  • Types of events

    • Art
    • For children
    • History

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