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The Toy Collector

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Outstanding!!

My wife and I were looking for something to do in the morning before and appointment in the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Hidden Gem

We had read a little about this place but weren't expecting to find such a gem. Well laid out and a... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
magentaunicorn
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19 Jun 2018
“Outstanding!!”
28 Apr 2018
“Hidden Gem”
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The Toy Collector is the display of 50years of collecting of a broad range of toys as possible. This isn't exactly a museum in that the toys are not all old and they aren't all in pristine condition since toys are meant to be played with. An...more
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90 Falsgrave Street | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for something to do in the morning before and appointment in the afternoon and came across The Toy Collector on Trip Advisor. We arrived and was greeted by Alan who was a super friendly owner operator and a obvious...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We had read a little about this place but weren't expecting to find such a gem. Well laid out and a fascinating collection with thousands of Hot Wheels, a room full of diecast cars, a huge lego collection plus Disney and Harry Potter!! The train...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

How come he's got so many of the toys I played with as a kid? Nostalgia for a tenner - not three bad (better than not too bad). I can't say more, I'll run out of space (like he is - he hopes to open...More

Thank CaptainCompass
RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and that we succeeded in pushing your nostalgia button! Fingers crossed next time you visit we'll be in a bigger space.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited the Toy Collector and what a wonderful surprise. The owner is so kind and hospitable and the toy museum is one of the best I have experienced in this country. A wide range of New Zealand made as well as international toys going...More

Thank nevslife
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was expecting couple of old toys, dusty, and scattered all over. What my wife and I, along with our 3 and 6 year old daughters found, was simply a magical world. My girls were in awe, and for the first time ever (not even...More

Thank Sam R
RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much Sam for your kind words - we've tried hard to do this right and to give every toy the respect it deserves so it's always great to know people see that. Any I love all your suggestions for others - we have...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

a fantastically well presented collection of toys, and more, from several eras. there is just so much to look at, and the older you are, the more you will find. young children may not be so fascinated by the "old" stuff but the owners have...More

Thank AdrienneJ15
RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found plenty to look at! We're trying to add more to keep the little ones entertained - it's a bit tough when most things are untouchable!

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning and there was a very warm welcome. A great collection of toys, something for young and old. Enjoy nostalgia as you reminisce about the toys you played with as a child.

Thank rere4tim
RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

So glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fabulous displays of toy collections, all sorts of toys and ages, lots of cars! The working train set is a wonder - you can look at it for ages and see something new every time you turn your head. Lovely friendly staff have a nice...More

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RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thanks for the kind words - we're so glad that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 28 May 2016

Saw this on Tripadvisor and wasn't sure what to expect, but thought we'd stop by. Was pleasantly surprised. It's a small museum (with more galleries opening soon) containing a huge collection of toys, both modern and from past generations. Was really entertaining to view them....More

Thank NZRobin
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A group of model collectors and partners called here as the final stop on a day of visiting private collections around the Canterbury area. It was well worth the stop and the owner was a friendly chap, who was happy to talk! Well laid out...More

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