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Tartu Toy Museum

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Address: Lutsu 8, Tartu 51006, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 746 1777
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Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy...

Located in an old wooden building in the heart of Tartu’s Old Town, the Toy Museum transports its adult visitors back to their most joyous childhood days and offers children plenty to see and do. The permanent exhibit displays toys that children in Estonia have played with throughout the ages. The display also includes artist-made dolls, souvenir dolls from around the globe and traditional Finno-Ugric toys. The museum has play and workshop rooms, and the exhibit rooms also offer plenty to keep one busy. Alternating exhibits and children’s activities are organized at the museum. In Theatre House there is a theatre stage, Children’s Studio, and theatre puppets museum. Theatre House is a unique theatre which gets its inspiration from the Toy Museum, childhood, games and memories.

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Back to childhood

A very nice place to visit. A lot of toys, starting from the end of 19 th century. You can see how the toys changed with the lifestyle, and how sone of them did not change a lot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Irina D
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice place to visit. A lot of toys, starting from the end of 19 th century. You can see how the toys changed with the lifestyle, and how sone of them did not change a lot. Also, there modern toys and the whole room with lego. I recommend visiting it even without children, it is interesting for adults,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 4 year oled son. Lot of intresting toys from 1900 a today. The hostess was very helpful and friendly ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

In Tartu Toy Museum you can see many familiar toys for girls and for boys. Especially I like these many bears in the museum and railway. Working railway.

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1 Thank Tiina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I found this museum quite attractive. I could find toys from my childhood there. An exhibition about dangerous toys was informative. The playroom was fun for my daughter.

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1 Thank Māris K
Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It is fun for adults and also for kids. For adults it is a bit nostalgic and for kids great fun (so many toys around). They also enjoyed also playing in play corner. You can spend there with kids easily 2 hours.

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1 Thank Rexonaut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great kids museum. Lots of interactive things for kids. Our 8 and 11 year olds love it. History of toys for kid and adults. Friendly, helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A lot to see for adults and for children. Prices are very reasonable. A lot of interactive things to do for children in different ages.

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1 Thank Mikk P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I had no plans on going, but I went together with friends visting Tartu. Toys are not really my thing, but I was positively surprised in the exhibition and I spent almost an hour. If you have at least an average interest in toys, make sure not to miss this museum.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Excellent collection of toys of all ages, a big playroom for the kids and a nice atmosphere From the negative side, collection is badly organised and quite often you don't follow why certain things are put together. Especially bad for non-Estonian speakers for whom there is limited information and who need an Estonian to give more background information. Overall, do... More 

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Marge P, Public Relations Manager at Tartu Toy Museum, responded to this review

There is the information in 6 different languages in every room. Also you can always ask for even more information from guides. More 

Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Suddenly you're 5 years old again, finding old toys and learning about and playing with old toys and wonders. And for adult you there are bunch of stuff to see too, old scenes from animations etc.. Play room is a big hit for a 4 yo, having doll houses and dresses. A bit hard to leave though.. :D Staff was... More 

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