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“Only for devoted toys lovers...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ben's Vintage Toy Museum Penang

Ben's Vintage Toy Museum Penang
No 55, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
6 014 308 6657
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Ranked #23 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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“Only for devoted toys lovers...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great collection,amazed and surprised with some of the vintage toys-some which I have never seen and many are still in good,playable condition. Ben ,the owner was there and very friendly and patient with the kids exploring his collection. Definitely recommended if you are one of those who loves toys,otherwise one may be bored

Visited August 2013
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Penang, Malaysia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“You can't imagine what kinda toys they have there..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visit this place to see a wide variety of toys, maybe since 1800.. not a toy lover but I enjoyed the visit and I bet you would too.

Visited May 2013
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Granada, Nicaragua
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66 reviews 66 reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“best toy collection in SE Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

best toy collection in SE Asia, all vintage..tin robots to dolls & bikes...Ben & Malik are toy houds at heart & it shows... a personal collection run amok

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good reminiscence with strange encounter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The museum is in the vicinity of Khoo Kok si in Chinatown. The famous wall painting of "a little boy on a stool reaching up for something" is also around the corner. The shop attendant was very friendly. He offered some vintage toys and gadgets for us to have some hands-on. I even played with 'the western bar", a hand held electronic game from the 90s. Upstairs was a collection of vintage prams, strollers, rocking house etc. old pictures with children from the 70s decorated the walls. My sis in law felt weird in 1 room and it was in this room that I witnessed my husband's phone camera shutter went off by itself a couple of times and blurry pictures were captured. It was a strange encounter and completed the whole experience of a vintage toy museum. We defintely didn't feel scared.

Visited July 2013
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Penang, Malaysia
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“Like walking into a "Pickers" episode”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Malik, Ben's son was a warm, endearing host who sat me down for a couple of hours to talk about how he and his family collected and obtained his vast collection of old vintage toys. There are items from the heyday of 70s Japan, pre and post-WW2 era tin and steel-plate toys, a truly remarkable array of vintage robots and cars and even an antique rocking horse. But the most impressive item was an issue of Superman #1. Yes, that Superman #1.

Visited July 2013
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