900 Years of Childhood

Norwegian Children's Museum

This exhibition presents historical stage settings, sounds, smells, films, activities, objects, illustrations and costumes that create a framework for learning about childhood in different historical periods.

What did medieval children worry about? What were the dreams of children in the 1880s? What was it like being a girl in the 1960s?

The public meet 10-year-olds from different epochs who tell about their everyday lives. Aided by modern technology, the oldest characters appear 3-dimensional; others are presented through silent films, children’s television and animation.

Two of the children you will meet are Kristin and Magnus who grew up in Stavanger in the Middle Ages: