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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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Love History and this Museum has been a marked entry in my Diary for some years…… So took this Christmas shopping day in London to visit. Its smaller than I imagined but its full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A cramped collection of toys, toy museums and the ephemera of childhood in the UK over the last few hundred years. If you have a particular interest in the history of toys or in the toy theatres that give the museum its name then this is definitely worth going to. Though don't expect electronic displays or carefully curated rooms. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This old toyshop and toy museum has been around for many, many years, and it's a real bit of old London. Sells delightful old fashioned and antique toys and books, some new and some old, all kinds of tiny objects for dolls houses, etc. and upstairs in its tiny rooms with creaking floors there are collections of ancient toys. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This one is really a hidden gem. Fortunately, me and my boyfriend were the only ones visiting it at the time we got there. The museum is actually a really old house, and it's amazing to explore it. When you enter this house, it's like you are in a movie. You go up some really old and creaky stairs, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wonderful inventive toys for little people. Old fashioned beautiful toys, books, puppets and theatres.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Love History and this Museum has been a marked entry in my Diary for some years…… So took this Christmas shopping day in London to visit. Its smaller than I imagined but its full of childhood memories. I personally loved the toy theatres, I made them when I was a Lad, puppets and scenery, even made my Grand children one.... More 

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