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Flanders Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum)

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Address: Nekkerspoelstraat 21, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Phone Number:
32 0 1555 70175
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a...

This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a don’t-miss treat for kids. With ongoing activities and rotating collections and exhibitions, it’s a great place for the youngsters to blow off steam while checking out toys and games in a foreign land.

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A trip down memory lane

Spread out over several levels and accessible with wheelchairs. A walking tour along the multitude of displays provides a return to our youth. You will find yourself exclaiming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GoeieWitte
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Neshanic Station,NJ

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spread out over several levels and accessible with wheelchairs. A walking tour along the multitude of displays provides a return to our youth. You will find yourself exclaiming: "I had that toy." and then sadly remembering you broke it or your parents tossed it. This is a great venue to relive your childhood memories of good days playing with toys.... More 

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Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum on a Monday at about 3pm when it was very quiet. So much to see! It seems strange to see things that I used as a child in a museum, eg Sega megadrive! There was a really fun part with teddy bears that move around to music.

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Thank JenniferBrighton
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I visited the museum with my 3 year old. She was pretty entertained throughout. Large collection of toys but the decor is getting dated. More hands-on fun would be great.

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Thank Dimitri_BXL
Belgium
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136 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I must admit that this review is from waaaaay back but I distinctly remember this place as a great museum that gives you the opportunity to look back at how toys have evolved over time. It is a great way to teach children about history while still having a connection with their world.

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Thank Mollehol
Antwerp, Belgium
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This museum shows the history of toys and cultural difference in toys. It very interesting not only for kids.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

visited this on Tuesday the 5th January. very good museum, particularly impressed with the model railways. possibly could do with a little more interactivity. Nevertheless very much worth the nearly 3 hours spent on the visit. good coffee in the cafeteria.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This place is for all ages. A complete history of toys. There is so much to experience and learn. One of the coolest places I've been, and I have been all over the world! Note: the entrance before the museum is very dusty and damp smelling. Inside the museum, after you pay, is not.

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1 Thank ChimarraoMate
Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Lovely museum, very well laid out and huge. Impossible to see it all in just a few hours. Wonderful way to reminisce about the toys we played with in our use. Nice to have some interactive activities also.

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This place is an unexpected pleasure. It is great for people of ALL AGES! My mother of 93 enjoyed it as did the rest of the party. Memory lane in one bulding. Did not have enough time, the place is big. Kids come there for birthday parties; plenty of hands-on games etc.

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Thank TravellerSept2015
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

All decades faithfully shown, including Raleigh Choppers, Space Hoppers etc... but the train sets are absolutely fantastic. Lots of hands on stuff as well

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