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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

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Address: Steinenvorstadt 1 | Steineck-Stiftung, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 225 95 95
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Description: Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects...
Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects including dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, carrousels and miniatures from all over the world.
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Nice museum

This museum reminded me of my childhood. Its a beautiful museum a must visit for people with children as they would love to spend time there. Its quite well maintained and the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This museum reminded me of my childhood. Its a beautiful museum a must visit for people with children as they would love to spend time there. Its quite well maintained and the way european and other cultures are shown in the form of dolls takes you to another world altogether. We loved spending our time there.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I never saw so many tbs in my life. Loved the doll houses, the miniature school house and the story of marguerite steiff.

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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

For adults and children like, this 4 floors of toy and doll collection is awesome, with temporary exhibitions also (a shoe collection during this visit).

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Plymouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We saw this advertised on google when we searched What to do in Basel. We were thoroughly impressed. The ticket cost 7CHF and entry is free for under 16s. We started in the teddy bear exhibition. As we weren't really sure what the numbering system was for we sort of wandered around looking at the bears oohing and aahing, we... More 

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Southern California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was one of my wife;s favorite shops during a 3 week trip in Germany, France and Switzerland. It has an excellent selection of miniatures.

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Geraldton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Finest bear collection we've ever seen, hands down. If you're a fan of teddy bears - you'd be missing out by skipping this place. Have to be seen to be believed. Worth every Swiss Franc, especially if you're bringing kids along. Themed decorations were done with so much thought and detail, you can tell it was done with passion for... More 

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Tyrone
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A fantastic collection of bears, dolls and dolls houses, with amazing moving displays from carousels to ferris wheels. So much time and effort has went into this collection. Definitely more for adults than children as these are proper collectors items. It's only 7 francs to visit the museum, and its well worth that.

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Angol, Araucania, Chile
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When you are in Europe you think that all museums are the same .... let metell you NO, Ican not belive intil i force miself to opend my mind and see someones like this .. "the toy Museum" is shoking it can make your heart beat fast and opend so many child remembers .... it make me start my own... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Hundreds of toys (Mostly bears and dolls) beautifully displayed over 4 floors. Free entry for Swiss Pass holders. It's not an interactive museum. Kids are not going to enjoy peering at stuffed bears behind glass, even if the bears are riding a Ferris wheel. Collectors will love this though.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's an excellent museum in the old town. A lot of toys from the past that we remember with joy but also with emotion. But it's not a place for children because the toys of the past are so different from the toys of today. If you are over 50 you must go there,it's amazing. There are 4floors full of... More 

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