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Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

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Address: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-89-271-1969
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A large collection of unique toys, dating back to the 1800s.
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Too small a museum and the collections are crammed without detailed explanation, not to mention they are only in German. Surprised to find out there is no washrooms inside.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Nathasha K
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Too small a museum and the collections are crammed without detailed explanation, not to mention they are only in German. Surprised to find out there is no washrooms inside.

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In an old, narrow stone tower next to Marienplatz. The front door is under an overhang. A good place for the family. Most signs and labels are in German and English. It is 5 levels high and there is an elevator but most people climb the spiral staircase. There is a huge number of toys and there is a lot... More 

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Munich, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is inside an old tower, just next to Marienplatz (main square of Munich). The pros: you just need around an hour to see it (if you take your time to see all the little toys), the tower is an old nice building and has a charming touch since every small floor is one exhibition, there is a lift (elevator)... More 

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Hampshire
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Four of us spent around an hour in this 'museum' just off Marienplatz and each of us found something that thrilled us. Yes its small and is crammed in to 4 small rooms each on a different floor but it does have some charming exhibits. If you don't like tin-toys and children's paraphernalia from way back, then don't bother. We... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You can see everything in lesa than an hour. Everything is in German. There's not much talking about the toys, not even really old or cool toys/dolls to see. I don't recommend. London's toy museum is very very very nicer.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I found the museum very interesting, focusing primarily on antique and vintage toys from Europe and America. It is small and feels more like a very intimate collection than a museum. There are several floors of exhibits, access to each floor is through a steep spiral staircase at the centre. I'm going to say that this museum is catered more... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Although there were some interesting toys on show, there wasn't any information on them. The 2 rooms that we went in were small and the display was a bit disappointing. I really did expect a toy museum and this was not it! We probably spent 20 minutes in here max and that was stretching it.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I visited this museum today and I enjoyed it. They have four room full of toys, some of which are from the 1800's. I really liked the teddy bears and the story of the lady who started making plush toys even though she was in a wheelchair. There is also a Barbie collection which I loved. This museum is small... More 

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Shopper in Glasgow
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not just for children! Brilliant little museum. Great displays. There is a lift inside so don't be put off with the stairs leading up to the ticket office. Well worth a visit.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Okay this museum is only 4 euros for an adult but even at that rate it is not worth it.... its full of cramped glass cages that seem as though they just filled them to fill the space.. we spent about 10 minutes there, if u like good museums this isnt the place for you.

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