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Nice Place To Visit

This is a lot bigger than you imagine. Good collection of childhood memories based over 5 floors... read more

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EdinburghChaz
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Interesting little place

It’s interesting to see the different toys and exhibitions. Went on a Saturday and managed to get... read more

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Mitsie65
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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All reviews trip down memory lane royal mile dolls houses rocking horse free attraction free entry several floors all ages on display worth a visit great collection high street gift shop rainy day great place to visit couple of hours donation
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this little gem when attempting to find an activity that my daughter would enjoy in the afternoon on our first day here (before dinner).

This free exhibit is excellent with five rooms filled with activities of past generations toys/amusements all the way back to the 1700s.

Our daughter very much enjoyed playing on the different activities in each of the five rooms. Her favourites were the hook a fish and rocking horse. I felt very nostalgic seeing the Gameboy and Ludo.

The venue also had an excellent little toy gift shop and my daughter very much enjoyed choosing an item.

This is well worth a trip if you have a spare hour and a half and are looking for something to entertain the kids at low cost.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank simonwilliampizzey
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you are in Edinburgh visit this museum as its well worth a visit and its free. Good mixture of toys displayed over 3 levels.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lindypop2003
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I really don't see how people can write negatively about this free attraction. It had a really nice layout, filled with lots of trips down memory lane and blasts from the past. Unlike most museums which are filled with "old things" it had a nice mixture which included toys that people in their 20s would remember from childhood. You could hear everyone saying "aww I had one of those"

In every room there were modern day toys for children to play with, tea sets, duplo, colouring, dress up, book corner, giant hook a fish etc which was nice because many younger children can find museums boring but this kept them entertained.

The rooms are across three levels and are connected by staircases. There is no photography allowed inside and there is a gift shop.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jasmine12391
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Pop in if you are at the bottom of the Royal Mike. It takes less than an hour to look round and is FREE, although they do suggest that you make a donation...

No matter how old a kid you are, I’m sure you will have a few “I had one of those” moments as the memories flood back.

Didn’t everybody have a Corgi concrete-mixer truck?

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I like tinplate toys and my wife is keen on vintage dolls, so this museum is on our must-visit list whenever we are in Edinburgh. The doll collection is amazing and there are plenty of other toys (some of them quite rare) to admire. Although this is a museum of childhood, it is perhaps better appreciated by adults because there are not many hands-on experiences. Maybe the current refurbishment will address that?

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lancestrian
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