Batteries not Included - Exhibition: Toy Town

Vicki Thomas, Victoria Davies (Other)

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition


Batteries not Included was a two part exhibition housed in Gallery 2 and 3 from 20th July to 5th October 2014. One half of the exhibition explored the history of the toy industry in Northamptonshire, one of the largest industries in the region during the 2nd half of the 20th century. The other half dealt with the history of toys in general and specific topic such as gender specific toys, building toys and role playing toys. Toy Town about Northamptonshire was housed in Gallery 3 allowing this part of the exhibition to be considered as a stand-alone exhibition whilst still being part of the exhibition as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2014
EventBatteries not Included: Toy Town - Gallery 3 Guildhall Museum, Northampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jul 20145 Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

VickiThomas researched and wrote the company history of the local toy forms involved in Toy Town Section of the exhibition. She worked with the Museum's curator with sourcing the exhibits.


  • Toy Town
  • Northampton
  • plastics
  • play
  • toy design


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