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Pollock's Toy Museum & Shop

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Address: 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL, England
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I Can Imagine a Horror Movie being Filmed Here. Bizarre and a little Strange

We came across this place by accident and were fascinated by the toys in the shop, many of which were from my childhood. We bought quite a few gifts in there. We paid the £6... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited here as a child twenty years ago - it was wonderful to return with my own family, and it was just as magical as I remember it! Beautiful, unique toys - many handmade - and patient, knowledgeable staff. The shop is tiny and set up a narrow staircase, and is packed full of treasures - a truly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this place by accident and were fascinated by the toys in the shop, many of which were from my childhood. We bought quite a few gifts in there. We paid the £6 entry fee to the museum and climbed the narrow stairs following the route through the various rooms. Some of the ceilings were low and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I found it very interesting - it is an unusual collection of toys in two old houses. You have to pay £6 to get in, which we thought was reasonable. There are so many toys here, teddy bears, Sooty, Sweep and Sue, scary dolls with beady eyes, dolls houses and miniature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

What a surprise. Not free, but inexpensive and packed with stuff from nostalgic games of my youth to a 3000 year old Egyptian toy mouse! All jammed in to cabinets, somehow it makes sense... I spent a happy 90min exploring it's several floors and rooms, reading the old typed labels and figuring out the themes. My favourites were the Teddy... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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