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Toy Museum (Museu do Brinquedo)

Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Sintra 2710, Portugal
910 6016
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bilbao, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I only saw a couple i had seen before. lots of miniatures, lots of dolls. They did a good job with displays and have booklets in many languages to assist you.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wonderful selection of toys from up to centuries ago. Well exhibited with good information available in different languages. Really fun to browse if you have the time available in Sintra

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was interesting, they had a real mix of toys from all over the world. Old cars, planes, armies, dolls, toys, dolls houses and much much more. Only takes about an hour to get around it but it was interesting as I have never been to a toy museum before on my travels.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The toy museum is worth a quick visit and depending on your age profile you can explore some of your childish past. Interesting toy collections. Fairly typical of a toy section in any museum..

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