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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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This small museum is crammed full of old toys to buses to cars and teddys, old dolls houses and dolls and sooty and sweep and sue. A must for all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Such a lovely quaint little museum, packed with loads of interesting (some creepy) objects and toys. The building itself is typically old and creaky, but alot bigger than I was expecting. The gift shop also has some lovely things on offer. All in all worth a pop in then down to the close by British Museum.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This small museum is crammed full of old toys to buses to cars and teddys, old dolls houses and dolls and sooty and sweep and sue. A must for all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We specially arranged a visit. It cost us £15 for two adult and 1 child. The lighting was very poor and you could not see the collections properly. The toys were ramdonly display with no history on the toys. There was nothing for children to interact with or engage with properly. In the gift shop there was some vintage toys... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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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