Pollock's Toy Museum, London
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Pollock's Toy Museum is a small museum in London, England.It was started in 1956 in a single attic room at 44 Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, where Pollock's Toy Theatres were also sold. As the enterprise flourished, other rooms were taken over for the museum and the ground floor became a toyshop. By 1969 the collection had outgrown the Monmouth Street premises and Pollock's Toy Museum moved to 1 Scala Street, with a museum shop on the ground floor to contribute to its support. The museum continues today to be run by the grandson of the founder Marguerite Fawdry.Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London vacation planner, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Pollock's Toy Museum.
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This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I found it very interesting - it is an unusual collection of toys in two old houses. You have to pay £6 to get in, which we thought was reasonable. There are... read more »
What a surprise. Not free, but inexpensive and packed with stuff from nostalgic games of my youth to a 3000 year old Egyptian toy mouse! All jammed in to cabinets, somehow it makes sense... I spent a ... read more »
Plein de jolies choses pour retomber en enfance le temps de quelques minutes! Dans Covent Garden, petite porte qui passe un peu inaperçu. Cherchez!Lots of pretty things to go back to childhood time of a few minutes! In Covent Garden, small door which somewhat unnoticed. Looking for!show original
This is probably one of the creepiest places I have ever been. If you're not a fan of china dolls then this could be a place of nightmares for you. That being said they have a wide selection of classic toys and it's a good way to spend an hour or so looking at toys from the past. Even the structure of the building itself is interesting and fun to wander around.
One of the most exciting museums and one of the most evocative places I've ever been to.
Jonathan CT Smith
A small adorable museum with a toy shop downstairs, full of historic toys from many different eras. The building is also delightful, with small door frames showing its history, and the creaky floor boards bring you into the history. Helpful staff too and close to plenty of good food and drink places where you can go chat about the odd toys you found.
Amazing toy history experience..collected by one lady. While most of the Toys are from the Victorian era, there are very interesting toys from around the world over the past century or so. Meticulous planning and care has gone into preserving the toy's through out the decades. Spread of over three levels, no one will be disappointed to understand learn about the need for entertainment needs of children well before iPads/xboxes and PlayStations.. After 5 years of walking by this place, it was great to finally have popped in for this experience.
It looks great from outside. But I never have a courage to get to inside.
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