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19 September 2015 – 6 March 2016
Mobo Toy Factory: the way we had fun

Called Mobo and made in Erith, they were no ordinary toys. The Mobo Bronco, Night Rider and Toy-Toise were stars in a whole stable of mobile toys. Push cars soon followed. Kids across the UK and in the US loved them, making their creator, David Sebel, a British success story in the 1950s and early 60s. This exhibition tells the remarkable story of Erith’s toy factory.

The Mobo Toy Factory exhibition is located in  the historic house. Entrance is included in the admission ticket to the house. The exhibition is open every day from 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Exhibition events:

October 4, 2pm – 4pm
Childhood Memories
Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Meet our Collections Manager to reminisce about the toys of your childhood. Drop in to the visitor centre and explore our handling collection of toys through the ages and learn more about the Erith based Mobo Toy factory. Free to attend.

February 18, 2.30pm
The Mobo Toys that Rocked Around the World
Talk by Adrian Herbert
Hear the story of how a metal workers in Erith took the world by storm by producing toys. This talk will cover MOBO’s company history from 1912 to the factory’s closure in 1972. Open to everyone but entry ticket to house required (can be purchased on the day) or free for Friends and annual pass holders. Includes entry to exhibition. Please reserve your place in advance by calling our booking line on 0322 621238 (open every day 10am – 4.30pm).

February 24, 8pm
Toy Factory exhibition
Tune in via Twitter for a tour and Q&A session about the exhibition exploring the successful production of toys such as the Mobo Bronco and Toy-toise in Erith during the 1950s and 60s. @BexleyHeritage #MoboToyFactory