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Tartu Toy Museum

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Address: Lutsu 8, Tartu 51006, Estonia
Phone Number: 372 746 1777
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Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy...

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.

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Journey down memory lane

Suddenly you're 5 years old again, finding old toys and learning about and playing with old toys and wonders. And for adult you there are bunch of stuff to see too, old scenes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Espoo, Finland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no plans on going, but I went together with friends visting Tartu. Toys are not really my thing, but I was positively surprised in the exhibition and I spent almost an hour. If you have at least an average interest in toys, make sure not to miss this museum.

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1 Thank Tompa1
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of toys of all ages, a big playroom for the kids and a nice atmosphere From the negative side, collection is badly organised and quite often you don't follow why certain things are put together. Especially bad for non-Estonian speakers for whom there is limited information and who need an Estonian to give more background information. Overall, do... More 

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Marge P, Public Relations Manager at Tartu Toy Museum, responded to this review

There is the information in 6 different languages in every room. Also you can always ask for even more information from guides. More 

Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Suddenly you're 5 years old again, finding old toys and learning about and playing with old toys and wonders. And for adult you there are bunch of stuff to see too, old scenes from animations etc.. Play room is a big hit for a 4 yo, having doll houses and dresses. A bit hard to leave though.. :D Staff was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not expect too much before but I was impressed but the quality of the exhibitions. It is well organized and we spent a good hour touring.

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1 Thank EricMToronto
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This museum, and the puppet museum next door on the same ticket, was a lot of fun. It was interesting seeing the evolution over time and be reminded of all the toys from childhood. This is an enormous collection and well worth the visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Suitable for me (39y), my mom (73y), my 12 years old son and also for my 4 years old cousin. Everybody finds something! Truly worth of visiting!

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1 Thank Liis P
Tartu, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This small and lovely museum in the city centre of Tartu full of sweet memories from childhood. Nice exhibitions and friendly stuff.

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1 Thank katrin686
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very interesting museum tracing the development of toys in Estonia. And if you have kids there is a fantastic play area!!!!

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Big selection of childhood toys from the past:) Many of them locally produced- in Soviet Estonia. Good fun museum.

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1 Thank Janar E
Novi Sad, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

They have an excellent collection of old toys in a relatively good location near the city center, in the old town. They have various children's toys from the XIX century, newer toys from the SSSR era and even newer, hand made toys. The collection is quite large, so it is certain that (almost) everybody can find something interesting. Unfortunately the... More 

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