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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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It is a great museum, showing a lot of old children toys, well presented. Additionally they special exhibitions as well like the shoe exhibition which I saw. It was fantastic to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Gerlinde O
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a great museum, showing a lot of old children toys, well presented. Additionally they special exhibitions as well like the shoe exhibition which I saw. It was fantastic to see the development of the shoe from its beginning to nowadays

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March, Cambs, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

lovely museum over 4 floors. Lifts available if you are not good with stairs. Free entry with Basel card. Wonderful collection of teddies and dolls houses and shops.

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Basel, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Yes it is a toy museum, but there is much more as there is always some additional exhibition. Last month I managed to catch the shoe exhibition and this month all paintings from years ago of the River Rhine. The toys are special, from dolls houses to teddy bears and fairgrounds to dolls. There is something to remind everyone of... More 

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

weekends in Switzerland are difficult. So much closes. This is only open a few hours of a Saturday by the looks of it and you need to squeeze into a small lift to get to it. hard to find by stairs. I'm sure I would be fascinated if I was a toy collector.

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Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved it!So much to see and fun things to do. Was very crowded on the Night of the Museums though..obviously.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Interesting, but not exceptional. The first contact is not really positive (no bag, no camera, no water, etc) no matter if we are with kids. No explanation on what we will see where. Dolls and teddy bears are interesting but again, no explanations provided, or at least, we didn't see the book providing some explanation until we reached the last... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 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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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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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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