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Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop

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Address: 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England
Phone Number: 020 7636 3452
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Great building, bit odd

Visited on a whim with a friend while in the area, we were there at about 4pm but it was still open and we were the only ones there. At the entrance we had too wait a little too... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Farnham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old toys and games nearly devoid of any information about them Could be so so much better with a little effort... I would not waste your time, unless you have seen all the other museums and attractions in London and surrounding areas.....

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a whim with a friend while in the area, we were there at about 4pm but it was still open and we were the only ones there. At the entrance we had too wait a little too long for the lady on the desk to finish talking to her friend before serving us. Would've been nice to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this quirky little museum quite by chance. It's small but packed with stuff. The museum is set in an old house dating from 17 and 18 hundreds. I wouldn't make this the sole destination but it's certainly woth making it apart of your day trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Went there because we had a London pass. Two plus floors and very cramped, but lots of unique historical toy exhibits. We did enjoy looking at them and reminiscing. i had 9 year old granddaughter with me and she was happy with the exhibits. Nicely organized but hard to take it all in. Lots of cases of different types of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

First visit was 35 years ago when it was just an old fashioned toy shop with no entrance fee.my children then were mesmerised and my daughter played with the cardboard theatre bought in the shop for hours on end.Sadly the most recent visit with my grandchildren did not have the same effect nor for me either. Apart from the entrance... More 

1 Thank Madeline W
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Wow!. Thats the cry from a family of three. The wow! comes from the father not theyear old and is a genuine expression of surprise. Pollocks Toy Museum and Shop is a little known establishment near Goodge Street Underground Station and is housed in, quite appropriately, two old residences from the 1780's. I was told by the receptionist that on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Pollock's Toy Museum is the a place for toys lover as it features artefacts and displays from Toy theatre of the past two centuries. You can experience the change of trends and innovations of toys in England.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

There is a £6 entry fee. This toy museum is contained in 2 terraced houses, one about 1880 and the other is older. The houses are very interesting but the member of staff did not seem to know anything about them which was a pity. The toys are mainly from about 1930 to 1980's and I suspect that any older... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Take your mind back a few years and see what was the real playthings. Not many batteries needed here. A great place to visit, easy to find and very enjoyable

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Overpriced museum but full of dolls and toys of all kinds to cars to dolls houses. There is gift shop to buy gifts in as well.

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