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Toy Museum, Nuremberg

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Toy fans will rejoice over Toy Museum, founded in 1971 for the Lydia and Paul Bayer collection of toys. These treasures reach back the Middle Ages and include everything from tin toy soldiers and a large model railway track to Legos, Barbie, and other modern playthings. The structure features spaces and opportunities to play with toys, too. Take a look at our Nuremberg attractions website to schedule your visit to Toy Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • They are currently under renovation and one floor was hut which meant you could not get in without climbing up a steel staircase and I have mobility issues. However, it is amazing! Lots of dolls... 
    They are currently under renovation and one floor was hut which meant you could not get in without climbing up a steel staircase and I have mobility issues. However, it is amazing! Lots of dolls...  more »
  • Stunning collections beautifully displayed. Fine miniature room and shop settings. Incredibly cheap entry fee (and engaging staff at admission desk). Even if you can only spare an hour, go and visit! 
    Stunning collections beautifully displayed. Fine miniature room and shop settings. Incredibly cheap entry fee (and engaging staff at admission desk). Even if you can only spare an hour, go and visit!  more »
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  • Went there with 2 kids (13, 11). The entry fee is minute, the entrance hall is very promising - and with that unfortunately the best parts are over already. I know it's a privately run museum and probably the owners are missing the funds to refresh it, but in 2022 cramping as many artefacts into a large display as you can and adding short titles under them is not enough to grab the kids' attention. There were barely any interactive elements and while I recon that the region has a rich history in designing and producing toys, the way it is presented is very outdated. Practically I wouldn't recommend this museum for kids who nowadays spend most of their time on their phones, as they will just run through in 20 minutes without taking away anything. A bit better suited for their parents who are still keen to read.
  • A very large toy collection that makes you wonder where the boundaries between so-called toys and “real-life” objects are. Of particular worth are the tin-soldier sets, the huge miniature train Omaha station replica, the doll houses and the shadow play theaters.

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