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The Games We Play

We are delighted to announce that this exhibition is being extended until Sunday 11 January

The Games We Play is a chance to explore games and play from across different cultures and time periods. From the Papua New Guinea story of Pikinini Wantaim Bubu, which shows how children learn to be adults from their grandparents, through strategy games like chess and mahjong to the physical fun of street games such as kite flying and cricket, this exhibition looks at the importance of games in all our lives.

Archaeological evidence shows that games predate the existence of writing, so people right across the world having been playing games for a very long time. More than just pure fun and enjoyment, playing also gives children skills for life, develops their imaginations and pits adult against adult in battles of skill, courage and endurance.

There will be events through the summer as part of this exhibition, so look out for more details.

So join us at Scotland Street, to wander through childhood favourites, discover new games from across the world and much more,with this fantastic new temporary exhibition.

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  • Date 3rd May 2014 - 11th Jan 2015
  • Time See venue opening hours
  • Admission Free - Drop-in - no ticket required

Venue Information

Scotland Street School Museum

225, Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB, G5 8QB

Get directions

Tel: 0141 287 0500

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Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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