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Address: Fortunagasse 15, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)44 211-93-05
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

A collection of Swiss toys from throughout history.

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Well-organized collection of European toys dating as far back as mid nineteenth century

This private collection of toys from Zurich and areas as far away as Germany and France provides a historical sense of child's play in the past two centuries. Very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
CultureGlutton
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Chicago
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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We climbed about 5 flights of stairs as we did not want to catch the lift after our afternoon tea! That was fine but we couldn't stay long as the tiny museum was extremely overheated, needed airing and was very crowded. The lady at the counter was very passionate about children and toys. She was very sweet. Free with the... More 

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Thank BulldogsFans
Chicago
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This private collection of toys from Zurich and areas as far away as Germany and France provides a historical sense of child's play in the past two centuries. Very interesting visit for my wife and myself, though children will love it in an even different way. Free for children, I believe.

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Thank CultureGlutton
France
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Wow!! this is incredible..you have to take your kids to this place if they love toys...its a musttttt

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Thank blackwaterFrance
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This museum has a small but interesting collection. Emphasis on small... This museum can be a very quick side trip if one is in the area. The museum staff are extremely nice, great with kids, and genuinely interested in engaging with visitors. From that perspective it is a great museum, just don't expect something large or fancy.

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Thank Adam H
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It was amazing to see the types of toys kids played with 100 years ago. What I found to be enjoyable was the friendly staff and the way that they explained the toys in their museum. The only downside is that it is a little small and that you have to go up a lot of stears to get to... More 

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Thank Dond0n
Middle East
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230 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My daughter requested us to go here. The elevator taking one up to the actual floor where the small museum is is tiny and leaves a sense of claustrophobia. The actual toy displays are remarkable with the oldest toy ( made out of wood.....chicken pecking) is 215 years old. There are many old dolls , trains, and complete room sets... More 

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Thank arshadmian786
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a welcome visit after our disappointing visit to the national museum. The museum caretaker was full of fabulous stories about most of the toys in the museum. We were fortunate to be the only visitors for almost an hour and she gave us a great tour. If you visit...PLEASE ask about the story of the Barbie collection!!! As... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a place you can visit in less than 2 hours & worth it. There Thousand's of toys you can see endlessly. Relive the childhood!!!

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Thank ArunaLS
Atlanta
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433 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 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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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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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