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Museu del Joguet de Catalunya - Toy Museum of Catalonia
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Figueres
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Monterey, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A real gem”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

My Airbnb host suggested this museum. I'm glad she did.

The audio guide in English was great. I don't think the visit would have been as interesting without it.

The museum is filled with toys categorized by type...from rocking horses to dolls, construction sets, trains and much more.

My favorite parts were the photos from the 19th and 20th centuries of a child using a toy in each section. They showed the timeless universality of play, and I could relate to children of my own age.

If you can, fit this in. There's a discount if you've been at the Dali Theater-Museum.

Visited July 2014
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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“On a rainy day.....”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you do not know what to do with the kids (up to 12 years old) on a rainy day, and you wish to spend some time in Figueres, this museum will help you kill an hour, but not more.

It is basically a collection of old toys that has been placed in exhibition boxes, and that is fair enough. But kids today expect interaction and the possibility to interact, and this is not the case with this museum.

As a matter of fact, the parents (or grand parents) will probably enjoy the visit more then the kids, as many of the displays will make them think back on their childhood.

Visited August 2013
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Ancona, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
1,338 reviews
834 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,709 helpful votes
“Know what to expect”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I'd been expecting something child-oriented and imaginative, with lots of things to do, interactive exhibits and so forth, but it turned out to be exactly what it says it is: a museum of old toys (meccano, model boats, board games..), especially toys as related to Dali's childhood and early imaginative development, mostly arranged in static displays behind glass. Interesting, but perhaps not so well suited to the younger visitor.

Visited May 2014
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Glacier National Park, Montana
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A pleasant and quiet retreat”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a quiet little museum. You get in for half price if you show your ticket to the Dali museum. After the crazy crowds at Dali, it was fun to see a bunch of toys from a rich kid

Visited April 2014
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Fremont, California
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What a Fun surprise!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

It's a quick trip down memory lane, even if they aren't yours. It is a great display of toys from generations back. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you see and will understand more about the toys of today. It only takes about an hour and definitely worth the stop.

Visited December 2013
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