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Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop

1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England (Oxford Street / Fitzrovia)
020 7636 3452
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Ranked #532 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Shops, Children's Museums
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hidden away and poorly signposted behind Googe St - also hard to find info about this place on the web - but open each day from 10-5pm. No loos, no cafe - just a house crammed with toys from the past. Shop could be better - but we were pleased to get a second paper theatre.

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I realise that it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I found it fascinating. (In fact yesterday was my second visit). If you like social history, this is a good place to find out what we and our ancestors played with as children. The atmosphere in this old, part Georgian, part Victorian town house, is conducive to the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Was quite interesting, had some creepy looking dolls, some intricate doll houses, toys from all over the world, my kids found it interesting too seeing some of their current toys in their original versions! Don't think it should be £6 an adult, £3 for kids was ok. Takes very little time to cover it all. All in all,worth a visit

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of the strangest museums I have been to. It is a totally quirky place filled from floor to ceiling with old toys. At 6 pounds I felt the entrance fee was reasonable. The highlight for me was Sooty, Sweep and Soo, who I remember fondly from childhood. It is a bit dusty and a lot of the... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's just an old house filled with old toys sure some were interesting but it's not worth the money at all.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Do not miss this little weird London attraction!! Certainly off the beaten path (a pleasant walk from the Hilton Euston if you are staying there), housed in two very old London homes (1780s & 1880s). Toys and games from the 1800s. I have two sons (now in their 30s) who have collections and play hundreds of antique and new board... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

So sad to read some of the poor reviews written here. My family and I found Pollocks a wondrous and inspiring experience. So many things to see, each room full of atmosphere and surprise. We went during the half term and found the place quiet and peaceful, it was also much better value than many of the other London activitys... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This unusual museums is a breath of fresh air from all the hustle and bustle of central London. It feels like your traveling back in time as you creep around the original Georgian building filled to the brim with interesting and beautiful toys from around the world. I was interested to learn that the museum is still family run by... More

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Worcester
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Quite an old fashioned museum and very quiet when I visited on a Wednesday afternoon. Lots of cabinets - much more of a looking museum rather than a touchy feelie one. Make sure you follow the hand-out guide and look out for paddle boards with extra detail. I enjoyed it but wouldn't hurry back - and a bit expensive when... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Interesting but got round in less than an hour by far so probably not worth the £6 to get in. There were some pretty freaky dolls around the place too, not sure I'd bring kids here!

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