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Zurich Toy Museum

Address: Fortunagasse 15, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)44 211-93-05
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Ranked #47 of 97 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A collection of Swiss toys from throughout history.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A collection of Swiss toys from throughout history.

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Atlanta
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218 reviews 218 reviews
98 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There was a chill in the air and Zurich was all decked out for Christmas. The perfect time to visit the Zürich Toy Museum and relive some childhood memories. After being warmly greeted, I was given a nice introduction to the museum's collection. A good deal of it came from famed Swiss toy maker Franz Carl Weber. The huge toy... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

shame , as it has some great exhibits but the surly sniffy staff ruin it all, as with everything Swiss they appear haughty and indiffernet to anyone who is not Swiss

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

the museum houses lots of old toys which reflect the lives of european in the last century. it is quite small and the visit will take only 1-2 hrs. staff are friendly and willing to introduce the toys. tourists with swiss pass can have free access.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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496 reviews 496 reviews
205 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Cost: Adults CHF4, children free. Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 14.00-17.00, Sat 13.00-16.00. This small exhibit is located off Bahnhofstrass and Rennweg. You can walk up the five stories or just take the elevator. This exhibit is split on two levels and offers a variety of small intricate ornaments. Dolls, houses, transportation means, toy games and animals all in miniature represented... More 

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Zürich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

What a small museum in a building of the old town. But how many nice "old toys" to see and discover on 2 floors! Not accessible with a pram or babies. Better to go with older children. A children corner where they can play and some toys to buy as souvenir.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Hot and boring. Had seen many of the toys before. Would have used this time for better sightseeing in Zurich. We made the mistake of going to this attraction. Kids were rather bored, and as a 63-year-old woman, I had seen many similar toys. Unless you are interested in antiques, this is a waste of time.

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Sarajevo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

It takes less than 1 hour to walk around it, very kind girl works in there. You can see a very old and very interesting toys.

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Wetter, Germany
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

A very small museum with selected toys displayed. THE TOYS OF THE PAST GENERATIONS WERE MUCH NICER THAN WHAT CHILDREN HAVE NOW! you'd be amazed at how detailed the toys were!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

One of the smalles museum of Zurich, it is in the attica of an old building in the old town. Free of charge.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very small but selected objects displayed. It lakes a bit of character. A bit more details about a late owner or manufacturer would be great.

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