Toy Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Nuremberg has been a city of toys since the Middle Ages. With an abundance of extraordinary exhibits from antiquity to the present, Nuremberg's world famous Toy Museum presents the "world in miniature" in 1,400 square meters of space, featuring dolls, shops, tin figures and tin toys, wooden toys and a large model train set (Track S), as well as more recent toys, such as Lego, Barbie, Playmobil, and Matchbox. The imaginatively designed children's area in the attic is staffed with trained educational personnel. Summer attractions include a large outdoor playground and a museum cafe in the secluded inner courtyard. There are audio guides tailored for adults and children to escort you through the museum, and also a droll photographic treasure hunt.
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Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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  • Lorenzkirche • 6 min walk
  • Weißer Turm • 8 min walk
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark682 contributions
Aug 2020
Germany and Bavaria in particular has historically been known for a large production of toys. The Toy Museum displays a selection of the numerous sorts of these toys, ranging from dolls to electric trains, Meccano construction systems, model cars, puppet theaters, etc.

Several floors with old and newer exhibits make it possible to find something for everybody’s taste here. A complete and accurate model of the Omaha, Nebraska railroad junction can be seen too, constructed by an engineer on the basis of photos, as the builder never actually visited Omaha.
Written September 14, 2020
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Felicia D
Murfreesboro, TN2,176 contributions
May 2022
Nuremberg is where toys are very well known. This museum had old old old toys and dolls and was really interesting to see how so many toys have changed over time.

I was actually surprised to see how large it was.
Written May 24, 2022
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Vicki
Leighton Buzzard, UK306 contributions
Dec 2022
Brilliant museum set over 3 levels detailing the history of toys from the Victorian era right up to present day. The dolls houses on the first level are absolutely beautiful and the "play" area for adults & children alike on the third floor is brilliant. Highly recommend.
Written December 28, 2022
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fun for the young or the young at heart. The technological and cultural progression of toys through the years was fascinating. And some of the older toys were themost fascinating of all - the 19th century dolls' houses/rooms were quite astonishing in their detail
Written May 21, 2023
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S H
Bristol, UK3 contributions
Sep 2021
Stunning collections beautifully displayed. Fine miniature room and shop settings. Incredibly cheap entry fee (and engaging staff at admission desk). Even if you can only spare an hour, go and visit!
Written September 24, 2021
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,593 contributions
Dec 2018
When visiting Nuremberg, don't miss this Toy Museum. Although toys have been made for children and their playing over many years, this collection of historic toys also represents many historic habits and even interesting historic propaganda, especially in the 18th, 19th and 20th century.

For me, it was very interesting to see an ugly Napoleon Bonaparte toy along with nutcracker (perhaps for a German propaganda against him), collection of teddy bears (which were almost simultaneously developed in Germany and the USA in the early years of the 20th century), kitchens (mainly a girl toy in history, it seems) and toys of characters from Grimm and May (Winnetou) stories, which were very popular in the German speaking world. There are also some scary (ghost) toys and a great model of medieval Nuremberg with whole city walls. Surely a great collection overall.
Written August 21, 2019
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,233 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We had little time to visit the museum, as we arrived in Nuremberg with a guided tour. I'm not a big fan of museums, but my wife insisted on stopping by. We spent 45 minutes here, this was only enough to walk all 4 floors at a quick pace. So it is better to lay an hour and a half or two, especially if you come with children, since there are also playrooms. The most ancient exhibits are located on the first floors, modern ones on the last. I was most impressed by the children's kitchens with a huge amount of kitchen utensils, toy houses and a huge railway. Unfortunately, there were no soldiers from the times of the Third Reich, although I had seen them before. In general, take a family ticket, it is cheaper, and go ahead!
Written September 21, 2020
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burls1
Sacramento, California421 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
It was fun to see 300 years of development in toys.
Written May 28, 2012
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FeltSuit
Rumford, Rhode Island, United States250 contributions
Dec 2019
I didn't have much nostalgia for the toys here since they were all European, mostly German in origin. However the old tin toys, especially all the different forms of transportation (Zeppelins, gondolas, streetcars, etc) and the model train set-up were enough to keep my interest. They also have a good collection of small cardboard 3D dioramas and theaters which I love and don't see very often.
Written December 25, 2019
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RayWilts
Swindon, UK67 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
A comprehensive collection of toys on a number of floors. A lift is available for those that require one. You travel through time and toys as you progress to the top floor. A place that will bring back childhood memories. There are play areas for children to play with some toys as well. Obviously a great place to take children, and adults!
Written December 24, 2018
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