Most kids don’t really enjoy visiting museums, but these will surely change their mind. Here’s list of toy museums around the world that will entertain kids and adults. What’s not to love about toys?
Tidö Toy and Comic Museum (Västerås, Sweden) The Tidö Toy and Comic Museum displays a large collection of comics, rarities, life-size sculptures of Tintin, Lucky Luke, Bamse and antique toys for all ages.
The Museum of Childhood (Edinburgh, Scotland) At the Museum of Childhood kids can learn about the children of the past and growing up throughout the ages, see a fabulous range of toys and games, while adults reminisce. Source:
The Nuremberg Toy Museum (Nuremberg, Germany) Nuremberg has always been a renowned toy city, from doll makers of mediaeval times to tin toy producers in the industrial age, to the International Toy Fair. Open since 1971, Nuremberg’s Toy Museum has attracted more than four million visitors from all over the world! Source:
Strong - National Museum of Play (New York, USA) This highly interactive collections-based museum is devoted to the history and exploration of play and it is one of the leading museums serving families and children. The Strong houses the world’s largest collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play.
The Istanbul Toy Museum (Istanbul, Turkey) Istanbul Toy Museum was founded by poet / author Sunay Akın in 2005 is located in a historical mansion. It houses the most favourite examples of toy history, spanning from the 1700’s to today
Saint Petersburg Museum of Dolls (Saint Petersburg, Russia) The Doll Museum displays a huge variety of toys, from traditional folk toys to the latest designer dolls. The museum also contains characters from literature and fairytales, and doll "actors" from the puppet theatre.
Penang Toy Museum (Penang, Malaysia) Reputed as the largest of its kind in the world, the museum houses over 100,000 toys, dolls and others fun collectibles. It has also entered Malaysia Book of Records as the first toy museum in the country and with the largest toy and figurine collection.
World’s Largest Toy Museum (Branson, Missouri, USA) For kids and parents, this museum has over one million toys! You’ll find all sorts of toys, from the 1800’s to the present day, from miniatures to huge toys, from dolls to action figures, from tractors to trains and board games.
Tartu Toy Museum (Tartu, Estonia) Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy Museum transports its adult visitors back to their most joyous childhood days and offers children plenty to see and do. The exhibit includes toys that children have played with throughout time, artist-made dolls and souvenir dolls from around the world.
Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum (Hong Kong, China) The museum displays exhibits of toys, models and pop culture collectibles in a comfortable and leisurely environment. Remember classic toy cars, dolls, action figures, rockets, cartoon and anime characters, or discover the robot section with Japanes Gundam robots.
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