|Toy store and museum entrance next door (brown doors)|
The museum was originally opened in 1956 in Covent Garden as a seller of toy theatres, one of the museums most unique exhibitions. Eventually the museum collection grew and moved to its present location on Scala Street in 1969. The museum is two adjoining houses from the 18th and 19th centuries with collections on three floors. Walking on the creaky floors through each room is like walking back to the past. The museum will likely be fascinating for those who grew up with similar toys rather than to the game boy/console/computer generation. The collection is best enjoyed by reading the brochure given to visitors.
|Toy store on ground floor.|
Museum is open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Located at the corner of Scala and Whitfield Streets. Admission: Adults £5, Kids £2.Tube: Goodge Street. More info at pollockstoymuseum.com.
Photos below: selection of cards, space ships, rocking horse and toy theatres. Bottom right photo is view through toy theatre on the bottom left.