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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Address: Steinenvorstadt 1 | Steineck-Stiftung, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 225 95 95
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Ranked #16 of 68 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Angol, Araucania, Chile
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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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Hagenthal-le-Bas, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a place to visit with Peter Pan, as you have the impression you are entering into Wendy's room. The biggest collection of Teddy bears ever, magical circuses, victorian houses, 19th century dolls .. A whole building full of generation of good times memories. Nice for everybody to visit, whatever age.

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Many floors of wonderful dolls, teddy bears and carnivals.No pictures are allowed but they do have postcards in the gift shop.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely and amazing collection of dolls ,bears and a lot of miniature stuff. Enjoying for every age.can visit with your little ones for this amazing experience. But its one of my favourites in basel

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If this is number 19 in the list the ones above must be incredible. Not just about teddy bears, incredibly detailed miniatures of shops,houses,fairs etc provide over 2 hours of joy. An absolute must see

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Detroit, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were there during a special Japanese exhibit. The price was worth going through the many floors of this museum. If you like dolls,teddy bears, diaramas, doll houses, etc , this is for you. No pictures are allowed but they do have postcards in the gift shop.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm in agreement with the previous reviewer. Visited this museum (previously called the Puppenhausmuseum) perhaps with a misguided expectation that I would get to learn about the history of toys generally and how they came to be made.....etc. Spread over 4 floors, this museum contains thousands of toys, especially teddy bears and doll houses; it must surely house one of... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's good for young kids and people who have an interest in teddy bears and dolls. For teenagers and adults not really recommended.

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