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Hamilton Toy Collection

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Address: 111 Main Street | Opposite the Supermarket, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8BQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 877 330 004
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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You had to visit this museum !

From the street it doesn't look special. But inside, it's a wonderful return to childhood ! The collection is very complete ! There are a lots of old toys, everybody will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
cecilehanon
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Waterloo, Belgium

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Waterloo, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

From the street it doesn't look special. But inside, it's a wonderful return to childhood ! The collection is very complete ! There are a lots of old toys, everybody will find something known !

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3 Thank cecilehanon
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place was mentioned in our hotel directory as a place to visit and from the outside it looks nothing and you could walk past it. On entering the shop yo are totally taken back by all the figurines surrounding you. The price to go into the museum is £3 which is a bargain and could defo charge more and... More 

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1 Thank Suzibeaton
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This really is a wonderful collection of toys and books from around the 1940s to date. While everything on display seems a bit cramped, no doubt it is done to show as much as the collection as possible. A great rainy day activity but also a good sunny day activity as well.

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1 Thank almag893
Portree, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Toys are everything to all of us and it isn't surprising that so many folk reminisce about what where and when and I wish etc when visiting this family's eulogy to the place toys have in everyone's lives. There are new generations involved here now but still family. As we age we possibly (unless we have children) stay in the... More 

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2 Thank Tim M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this museum, and what a wonderful find! Two floors of neatly arranged (but somehow still delightfully higgledy-piggledy) toys spanning nearly 200 years: from Dinky cars to Matchbox, Sindy to Beatles paraphernalia, Thunderbirds to Meccano, Enid Blyton to puppets, trains to Robertsons Jam badges. Wholeheartedly recommended!

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3 Thank Brisgovian
Scotland
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

For £3 entrance fee for adults and £1 for children it's well worth the money. You can wander at leisure and relive bits of your childhood in every room. Every floor has toys in every nook and cranny and just when you think you've seen it all something else catches your eye. You make what you will from your visit...you... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on 29/7/16, 2 adults and 1 child. The price for entry was £3 per adult and £1 per child. As adults it was nice to see some old toys from our childhood, but as some have said a lot of the displays are extremely crowded and it can be difficult at times to see everything. Our little one showed... More 

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1 Thank Xander1506
West Woodburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

What a brilliant experience I had, visiting this 'tiny' museum with a 'huge' collection and delivering an even greater enjoyment! Guaranteed you will like it and for a 'laughable price'; the great exhibitions can learn something from them! One house full of toy memorabilia for everybody, gender, age etc. Both father & son are there to friendly welcome you. Make... More 

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5 Thank Dotpeat
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I have visited twice with my family. The shop is good and well priced. My children managed to find some toys they were very happy with. The museum is fun for all age groups. It is a pleasant nostalgic trip and very unique. I would recommend a visit.

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6 Thank Mark H
Livingston, United Kingdom
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707 reviews
417 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

You would hardly credit it that Callander is home to such a wonderful collection of toys. While the somewhat cluttered looking collection might not be as well displayed as the toys in the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh it is surely much more relevant to the average visitor that it gets today. I say this as the Museum of Childhood's... More 

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