Exhibition: Play Well

This exhibition runs from Sun, 24th Nov 2019 to Sun, 8th Mar 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

18th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
19th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
20th Feb 2020  
(10am - 9pm)
21st Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
22nd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
23rd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
25th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? We invite you to consider the impact of play in our lives.

‘Play Well’ explores how play transforms both childhood and society. Using displays of historic toys and games, artworks and design, this exhibition investigates how play develops social bonds, emotional resilience and physical wellbeing. The exhibition includes: images of children at play in the street, in playgrounds and beyond; makeshift and commercially produced toys; digital games and a LARP (live action role-play) space by artist Adam James.

The exhibition is open to people of all ages, but there are limited opportunities for interaction and handling objects.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Wellcome Collection,

183 Euston Road, London,

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