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  1. A wee historic royal baby exhibition

    Princess Maud's baby shoes c1869 (Queen of Norway) via WeeBirdy.comPrincess Maud’s baby shoes c1869 (Queen of Norway) © Museum of London.

    As many of you know, London is one of my favourite cities in the world, due in no small part to its extraordinary layers of history. So it’s no surprise that as much as I adore the British Museum, the Museum of London is one of my favourite places to immerse myself in the history of the city, where London is absolute centrepiece.

    Royal baby shoes in order of date via WeeBirdy.comRoyal baby shoes in order of date © Museum of London.

    To celebrate the birth of Baby Cambridge, the museum has dug into its considerable archives to curate a fascinating collection of royal baby garments and accessories, spanning a period of 400 years of UK history.

    Robe worn by Prince Albert Edward (Edward VII) c1841 via WeeBirdy.comRobe worn by Prince Albert Edward (Edward VII) c1841 © Museum of London.
    Box of Royal baby shoes from the Museum of London via WeeBirdy.comBox of Royal baby shoes © Museum of London.
    Close up of Prince of Wales Feathers on robe worn by Prince Albert Edward (Edward VII) c1841 2 © Museum of London via WeeBirdy.comClose up of Prince of Wales Feathers on robe worn by Prince Albert Edward © Museum of London.

    There is a small but beautifully curated array of royal baby clothes and accessories, including a delicately embroidered skullcap worn by Charles I, a nursing robe thought to be used by Queen Victoria, and baby shoes emblazoned with the three feather insignia of her eldest son, Prince Albert Edward (later Edward VII).

    It’s a brilliant insight into how royalty dressed their babies over the years (pointy shoes and all), and as far as teeny-tiny baby clothes go, it’s a wee sweetie of an exhibition.

    Museum of London
    A Royal Arrival

    From 28 June to October 2013
    Free admission
    150 London Wall

    London EC2Y 5HN
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    • http://askatoddler.com/ Ask a Toddler

      Awesome! I always askatoddler.com just to make sure.

    • Aga Wala

      Just my sort of exhibition and a reason to finally visit Museum of London, it has been on my list for ever.