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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Interesting museum for toy & miniature lovers

This museum is located in 2 connected very old buildings (1700-1800+), It's a treat to be inside such old & interesting architecture, though the small rooms did get a bit too warm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very dissapointing visit to the museum.There is hardly any description on any of the display cabinets.The young lady at the reception desk was more interested in her mobile phone than being sociable!

Thank Jeff P
Kathmandu, Nepal
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74 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If your children like top quality unique old fashioned toys then this is the place for you. The cleverest things that I just can't name them all. Little theatres, marrionettes. Etc

Thank jeri638
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163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This museum is located in 2 connected very old buildings (1700-1800+), It's a treat to be inside such old & interesting architecture, though the small rooms did get a bit too warm & stuffy on a rainy day. You have to be patient & take time to look through each display case, and the ones low on the floor are... More 

Thank fbc001
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Just round the corner from Goodge St L.U.L station, and £6 entrance fee. Set in an old house with lots of staircases and creaky floorboards. Crammed with display cases of old board games, puppets, teddies, dolls and other old toys. I was given a pamphlet on arrival which explained a bit of the history of some of the exhibits. There... More 

Thank liannes295
Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Amy H
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank Mary D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Wade T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Kerstin W
Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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