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Tartu Toy Museum

Lutsu 8, Tartu 51006, Estonia
372 746 1777
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Ranked #2 of 87 Attractions in Tartu
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy Museum transports its adult visitors back to their most joyous childhood... more » Owner description: Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy Museum transports its adult visitors back to their most joyous childhood days and offers children plenty to see and do. The permanent exhibit displays toys that children in Estonia have played with throughout the ages. The display also includes artist-made dolls, souvenir dolls from around the globe and traditional Finno-Ugric toys. The museum has play and workshop rooms, and the exhibit rooms also offer plenty to keep one busy. Alternating exhibits and children’s activities are organized at the museum. In Theatre House there is a theatre stage, Children’s Studio, and theatre puppets museum. Theatre House is a unique theatre which gets its inspiration from the Toy Museum, childhood, games and memories. « less
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Dublin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A little gem, at the edge of the town. Find time to visit it. Very modest entrance fee. See toys and games of old Nordic styles and an excellent electric train set and toy tin soldiers.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable hour here with an 8 year old. The museum has an extensive collection of toys from around Europe and through the ages. There is a nice mixture of traditional displays and more hands on activities for younger visitors, with a play room on the top floor where there is plenty for little hands to get to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a very cute museum that is not only fun for kids (because of all the toys, of course, but also because there is a great playroom at the attic, where children can be creative and play, play, play), but also for adults who like to see retro-toys or simply toys from their own childhood. It is set up... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Nice place , in some point nostalgic - because toys are from our and ours parents childhood but in other very atractive place to spent time pleasant that theres no monster highes or other modern toys, barbies and other commersial stuff in big play room there are planty of toys, dolls ,wooden cars and so on everything is in order... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you go there, you become a child again, and it looks just beautiful! I guess it takes more than just one hour if you go there with kids.

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Tartu, Estonia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nostalgic place for the ones who have soviet backround childhood, then you can have the I-had-exactly-the-same-toy-feeling. But I guess it is also interesting for others. Lots of different toys from different eras. There's also a playroom for children.

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can see almost every single piece of toys which were produced at Soviet age and even before that. Very interesting place to visit for people, whose childhood was spent at Soviet age. For children, there are also modern toys which can be played with on site. Worth visiting more than once.

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Riga, Latvia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very nice atmosphere. It was like return to our childhood. Museum is suited in Old Tartu Town, easy to find. A lot of exhibitions: marionettes, board games, dolls, mechanics, miniatures, and doll houses. Also you can find here Estonian animation (from 1980). This museum has a play room if parents want to have a free time. Museums employees speaks on... More

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Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was like return to our childhood. Museum is suited in two buildings. One exhibits marionettes. Other exhibits great amount of different type of toys – board games, dolls, mechanics, ragdolls, miniatures, and doll houses. One section is devoted to animation.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visited the museum with my kids and wife in July 2013. Great place to keep kids busy of several hours meanwhile allowing the grownups to refresh their childhood memories. It a small but very attractive outdoor playground and well-equipped indoor playground. Both were very much appreciated by the kids. Strongly recommended spot for families with kids between 3-8 years.

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