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Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop

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Address: 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England
Phone Number: 020 7636 3452
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Tiny but fun

Word of warning - if you don't like really small staircases or creepy dolls, this is not the museum for you. There's a lot to take in since every room is stuffed from floor to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Sarah W
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Birmingham, Alabama

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Found quite easily from around the back of Goodge Street tube Station. Quirky little shop front, and greeted by a lovely American dude, very friendly and welcoming... Abit shocked at the £6.00 per person entrance fee (I thought ' museums where meant to be free? And this is only a little museum in a house so why the hefty cost??)... More 

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Toender, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A Tuesday morning, myself and five other people were standing in front of Pollock's Toy Museum until 10.30 a.m. - then we all left. Although the London Pass-guidebook and all the signs in the shop-window said, it would open at 10 a.m., it didn't. I don't understand, how they get to be a part of the London Pass, when they... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Word of warning - if you don't like really small staircases or creepy dolls, this is not the museum for you. There's a lot to take in since every room is stuffed from floor to ceiling with toys, but it's a great snapshot of childhood across Europe. Also, at 6 pounds, it's one of the more reasonably priced museums in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A wonderful place to explore and travel down memory lane. Many unusual displays as well as historic artefacts. You probably need to go back a second time to see all you missed. Good value as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A labrynthe trove of cluttered childhood pleasures to be enjoyed by all of our little chi.drens buried inside our winter togs. The setting is one of a real collector and not a true conservator. Ignore the random nature. Of an eye that loves toys is not educated in musueum school and cares to share love

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This little hid away is fantastic, its an interesting trek through history of toys which really can surprise you. You walk in after seeing the alluring shop front to be met by a friendly face and a lovely little dog, your walk around this house of treasures (i walk on a crutch it stairways can be steep but i managed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is narrow-going, to get up various steps and through the number of rooms housing this collection. Much of it is in cases and isn't that accessible -- it is hard to see some materials because of dust and glare and how things are positioned. Someone loves this collection but I must be honest -- I half wished it would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A magical place. A journey through time. The doll houses are incredible. Loved its every corner. Please go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Was in London Monday and was in the vicinity of Museum Shop so spent £5.00 entry fee for us senior citizens. You need to set aside at least one and a half to two hours to really justify your visit as there are so much to see. I was so lucky I had the museum to myself. I think of... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My father bought my first Pollocks Toy Theatre here in the 1960's and I have been back twice since to start my own collection.I am of the school of thought that Toy Theatres should be bought for adults not children! They're far too special! This building is a very special slice of history and Haggis the dog keeps going strong!... More 

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Address: 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England
Phone Number: 020 7636 3452
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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