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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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Great little know museum well worth an hour or so of your time.

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... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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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 

3 Thank Crispsting
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Pollock's Toy Museum is the a place for toys lover as it features artefacts and displays from Toy theatre of the past two centuries. You can experience the change of trends and innovations of toys in England.

2 Thank ladyteex
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

There is a £6 entry fee. This toy museum is contained in 2 terraced houses, one about 1880 and the other is older. The houses are very interesting but the member of staff did not seem to know anything about them which was a pity. The toys are mainly from about 1930 to 1980's and I suspect that any older... More 

2 Thank Madeleine S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Take your mind back a few years and see what was the real playthings. Not many batteries needed here. A great place to visit, easy to find and very enjoyable

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Overpriced museum but full of dolls and toys of all kinds to cars to dolls houses. There is gift shop to buy gifts in as well.

Thank Ed E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I would suggest if you are over 50 you would remember some of the toys on show, it is in an old converted house and has many rooms to look in. A good way to spend an hour if the weather is cold

1 Thank Jim O
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

A great find tucked away in Fitzrovia and housed in two historic houses! Didn't know this place existed and came across it by chance. We spent a very interesting half hour or so exploring the wealth of toys on display and enjoying the Dickensian atmosphere!

Thank Lynn H
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Super interesting with lots of strange, old toys to see. (The doll houses are particularly incredible!) The shop has some very cool and funny items for sale. I also love how rickety and atmospheric the building itself is - perfect for displaying scary dolls that would be at home in a horror movie.

Thank izibellz
Sitges, Spain
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

It's not much to look at but it has an amazing selection of toys from all eras. The fact that some of the toys I played with as a child are in the museum makes me feel a tad old. Great place to take the kids. You must like climbing narrow stairs.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

I can't think of somebody who was in the Covent Garden and didn't visit this shop. This is a small but beautiful place loaded with hand made classical toys. There is a special emphasis on theatre stage models from different periods in history. Generally, this place is full of magic.

1 Thank Chen S

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