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Toy Museum (Museu do Brinquedo)

Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710, Portugal
910 6016
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Sintra
Type: Specialty Museums
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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited with our young daughters and were pleasantly by the size and variety of the collection, covering traditional Portuguese toys as well as toys from around Europe. The museum is spread over three floors and covers cars, boats, planes, soldiers, dolls as well as Lego etc. There was plenty to keep the kids interested as well as toys to... More

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Oxford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in this unusual museum. Toys, models and dolls from all eras and from different parts of the world. Well themed in cabinets and tableaux.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent a happy hour in this place of childhood nostalgia, after a friend had recommended it to us. We started at the top of the 3 story building and worked our way down, equipped with an information booklet (provided in many languages). The top floor is filled with dolls and exquisite doll houses. The variety of dresses and costumes... More

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Edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Amazing collection of toys from all years and regions. You are bound to have owned some of these at some time in your life, and it is fun to see them again.

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Bilbao, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Been in august in a tour of Sintra with Discover With Us company and the guid sugested us to visit the museum and we loved it ... Especialy the childrens. So if you have one hour go there!

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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I caught the elevator to the top floor and worked my way back down, it is a very interesting Museum, and the vast collection of toy's brought back many memories of toy's that I had played with in my youth and toys my parents and grandparents had no doubt played with. This museum is well looked after and has a... More

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Madrid
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Una visita interesante si quieres recordar tu infancia. A nice visit if you want to remember your childhood.

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Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is the 3 year we visited the museum, and the 7 year old loved it, its a nice way to spend a few hot hours, Its a good collection of toys and I have to say as an adult that I find the toycollection from the second world war the most interesting, all the propagandatoys for Germany. Well worth... More

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belgrade, serbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Museum do Brinquedo houses a peculiar collection of toys from all around the world. There are about 20.000 pieces belonging to Joao Arbues Moreiras collection. Since he was 14 years old, he started collecting all kinds of toys from his time and also from former times. His collection increased little by little until he assembled a great amount of... More

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cambridge uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

25 years ago, this massive collection lived in a tiny house in a Sintra backstreet. Visiting it was like rifling through your brother's toy boxes. Nowadays it's housed in a modern 3-storey building with the items catalogued and spaced and grouped. Fascinating to see many continental toys as well as many old British favourites.

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