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Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop

Address: 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England (Oxford Street / Fitzrovia)
Phone Number: 020 7636 3452
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Ranked #414 of 854 Attractions in London
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Shops, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Shops, Museums
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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175 reviews 175 reviews
78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This museum is a little time capsule. It has a fantastic collection of toys of all descriptions and toy theatres on display.The building is an old building and is atmospheric and really does give you a feeling of stepping back into old London. We loved it and would highly recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was our first trip to London and Pollocks Toy Museum was one of our first stops. We loved it! So many wonderful old toys housed in old buildings with narrow staircases and creaky floors. It was very atmospheric and we spent quite awhile in there looking at all the interesting things. Admission was reasonable, and we had a great... More 

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not very expensive to go in. Two old houses in London that have been joined at the top floor. Lots of old toys but not necessarily in great condition. You only need about an hour for this stop.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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