The peg doll is made from wood and has been painted to give it its colours.
The peg doll was most likely to have been owned by a poorer child. During the Victorian era, only rich families could afford to buy toys from a toy shop. Poor parents would make toys for their children, just like this peg doll.
The museum hasn’t got an exact date for when this peg doll is from. We know that it is Victorian though, which means it was made between 1837 -1901.