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Zurich Toy Museum

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Address: Fortunagasse 15, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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+41 44 211 93 05
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A collection of Swiss toys from throughout history.

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Interesting toy exhibition

The Zurich Toy Museum consists of a toy exhibition from the 1800's until perhaps 1980's (not sure). It was quite interesting to see the progression of the toys, particularly the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Zurich Toy Museum consists of a toy exhibition from the 1800's until perhaps 1980's (not sure). It was quite interesting to see the progression of the toys, particularly the dolls, through the decades. Initially, we thought the toys had been donated by different families, but we learned that the museum belongs to the Franz Carl Weber toy store. Make... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A small museum on the top floor of a building (there is an elevator). Lots of old dolls and trains dating back up to 100+ years on one floor. The upper floor had a collection of space-themed toys from the 1960s to the present (i.e., Star Wars). Friendly curator told us about many of the items and why they were... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Petfect location in the middle of the city. Very small. Good memories! Very helpful voluntaries. Good short show and story's. Go and try..,

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Thank derekkotara
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Toys are supposed to be fun and played with. Not in glass cabinets. This is a glorified doll museum. Yawn. Don't bother unless you like to see vintage dolls behind glass. Even the new toys look dusty and old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The rooms are small but filled exquisite dolls, trains and toys from the old times, each reflecting the way of life back then. Max and his wife were warm and friendly and gave us a brief background on some of the toys. There were toys out in the open for the kids to play with too. A quaint and cosy... More 

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Madbury, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I wouldn't pay the 5 CHF to go to this museum, but it is included free with the ZurichCard. Even free you have to be really into toy dolls and trains to enjoy this museum. It is very small, quite claustrophobic and definitely not someplace to take children.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Zurich Toy Museum is quite small but it still has a nice variety of cute antique toys. Museum owners are extremely nice and are glad to answer questions about the toys or provide you with a brief guided tour. Note that the museum is open only on afternoons so check its working hours before the visit.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

a very nice intimate exhibition of historical toys since mid 19th century with great emphasis of trains, tin toys and dolls. there is also a nice collection of advertisement fliers of the toy shop who owns the museum (Franz Karl Weber)from decades back till today, which is fascinating. the whole exhibition brings back childhood memories of the toys we had... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We visited during a weekday afternoon and were given a personal tour by the nice lady there. She pointed out several old toys that we would have otherwise ignored. The oldest toy is simple and effective.

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Thank EclecticChooser
PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a small but enchanting little place. We discovered it because it was free with the Zurich Card. Lots of old European dolls to look over and pre-EZ bake ovens Euro style (much nicer). The big surprise was the top floor was a collection of space toys and guess who's toys they were? USA - a lot of robots... More 

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