we had initially planned to head to the DB Museum and had placed this secondary. unfortunately, at the Palace of Justice, we were inaccurately informed by the staff there that the DB Museum was included in the day ticket (just top up 2.50 EUR and you could visit several of the museums) and hence we ended up here, not wanting to waste our monies.
the assumption, having been to the other museums under the same organisation, was that an audio-guide would be made available without charge. however, this was not the case for this museum.
we hence thought that we could view the exhibits without any additional aids but were wrong - most of the exhibits were in German. it was therefore going to be an utter waste of time if we just looked at toys without understanding their significance or history.
undoubtedly there are many toys on display but a lot of it were dolls, trains, tin figurines etc, not displayed particularly in any obvious category (failure to notice this may have been an oversight on my part, but still suggests that it wasn't in-your-face-obvious!). the information provided by the audio guide (though useful due to the language barrier) was thus very haphazard and did not have an anchor to it that would have allowed one to absorb the information dished out.
furthermore, a lot of the exhibits are focused on the 1800s and early 1900s which was quite a pity as I'm sure it would have been nice for us as young adults in our 20s to see how toys transformed in the later years from the 1930s onwards. for the younger ones, I'm sure they'd be enthralled to see that many toys on display and perhaps for our seniors too, especially since a lot of these toys would be good starting points for them to share about their childhood to their posterity and even reminisce the good old days.
overall, not a fantastic experience for young people.
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