Play: A history of toys and games heads to Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery this summer

An exhibition exploring the history of toys and games from the Roman era right through to modern day is heading to Coventry this summer.

A collection of more than 200 objects will head to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum this June 30 and will run until September 23 and will feature a host of nostalgic and contemporary toys.

Titled Play, the collection – which will include products from LEGO, Loom Brands, Meccano and Monopoly – has been chosen to cover a broad range of play based on the curator’s research.

The exhibition will run alongside the first major exhibition based on the video game developer, Rare. Rare has been at the forefront of gaming for more than 30 years, developing iconic games such as GoldenEye, Donkey Kong Country and the firm’s latest release Sea of Thieves. 

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