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Pollocks 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, above Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop, 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.
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  • A small and unknown gem in the neighborhood dels museums of London. Beautiful, delicious. It will make you spend a great evening watching games and toys for all ages. Exquisite antique puppet theatres. It is a small and intricate Museum, in which you raise and lower narrow wooden stairs and you'll surprise at every step with small treasures in each one of the nooks and crannies that you can find. Store a marvel and the girl a charm. Definitely a good recommendation for large and small, to make Peter Pan that we all carry within.
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  • From antique till that registers your small entrance fee, through the small doorway to the uneven staircase that leads to antiques toys in antique glass cabinets, this is a nostalgic trip down memory ...  more »
  • I first visited here as a child twenty years ago - it was wonderful to return with my own family, and it was just as magical as I remember it! Beautiful, unique toys - many handmade - and patient, kno...  more »
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  • Very good collection of old toys. Entrance ticket costs £6
  • In a small house on a quiet street in Fitzrovia is a treasure trove of antique toys from all over the world. It's a real gem for toy/ history aficionados. Be warned though - there are a lot of stairs to move through the different exhibits so maybe opt for the gift shop instead of the full museum tour if you have trouble climbing.
  • Definitely worth a visit! Really quirky, and atmospheric. The doll room is very sinister but you'll probably want to spend most of your time in here!
  • Great little shop, haven't tried the museum yet, but will be back. The shop assistant was really friendly and patient with my daughter, showing her the great toys on offer, and playing the amazing mechanical music box.
  • Used to take my children in here a lot. This is one of those "oddities" in London. Really quaint and actually a lot of stuff in there. A really good part of London, which has been there for years Recommended