At Wenham Museum, discover the magical world of Mary Poppins as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic Disney family film. Based on the books by P. L. Travers, Disney’s musical film Mary Poppins revolves around the Banks family and their nanny, who blows into London “on the East Wind” in 1910 and takes the family on a series of adventures while teaching them lessons about life and love along the way. Explore a whimsical 1910 nursery, climb on Admiral Boom’s house-ship, make your own chalk drawings like Mary’s friend Bert does, and see how much fun it can be to do chores and tidy up the nursery if you just add “a spoonful of sugar.”
Wenham, Massachusetts 01984
For centuries children's books have provided an irreplaceable gateway to literature, art, and knowledge of the world. Come see the original artwork created by award winning illustrators that give words meaning and ideas life.
LEGO® Fans bring your creative genius to this day of fun! Let your imagination loose on our huge collection of LEGO blocks. Build a tiny car to race or a flying saucer for outer space. Legos are a lot of fun; bring your kids to this brick-fest of fun! Come early and tour the galleries featuring a model train gallery, doll and toy collection, textiles and our 17th-century house.
Attention all LEGO-Trainiacs! The LEGO Train is coming back with a super-spectacular room-size model train layout sure to ignite the imagination of children of all ages! Train and toy fans will be amazed by this 100% LEGO model train layout. The design and layout are constructed with the highest degree of precision by the New England Lego Users Group! Come see a rainbow colored L-gauge model train speeding along a Brick-track as it races by soaring skyscrapers, country cottages, mountainside ski slopes, and a crazy carnival, all designed with the highest degree of precision.
Wool is a very ancient fiber that has been keeping us both warm and cool for thousands of years. It can be dense and fuzzy, or gossamer fine. It is used for clothes (both what you see and what you don’t), accessories, and even toys and dolls. In this exhibit we explore the versatility of wool, from cobwebby shawls to tough twill for military uniforms, tweed jackets to superfine dress fabric – woven, knitted, crocheted and felted – wool can do it all.
Find inspiration from the Wenham Museum's antique valentines and design one for your special someone.
Look at the Museum’s collection of antique valentine’s, read a story about sharing love, snack on a traditional valentine treats, and create a super sparkly valentine for someone you love.
From poodle skirts and hula hoops to pet rocks and disco dancing, fads have been taking the country by storm for years. Wenham Museum’s Fab Fads exhibit explores the biggest toys; fashions and music to hit American pop culture from the 1950s on. Young visitors – and the young at heart – will enjoy playing with reproductions of the vintage toys on display, experiencing the rise and fall of hemlines in the costume closet and dancing “The Twist,” “The Hustle” or “The Macarena” in this family-friendly exhibit.
Enjoy a room-size classic H-O model train layout created by members of the National Model Railroad Association Hub Division. Get tips on how to build your own model train layout and learn how to make scenery in demonstrations by model train engineers.