Toy Museum Prague
Toy Museum at the Prague Castle is the second largest exhibition of toys in the world. A visit to this museum takes adults back to their childhood. It is not particularly suited for very young children as the museum is not interactive. Older children will enjoy the exhibits as much as their parents. The seven rooms crammed with toys are a true delight. Unique examples of antique European and American toys are on display. Just come and check it out!
The museum is closed temporarily and will reopen at Prague Castle in the autumn of 2020.
Toy Museum: Toy Cars and Barbies
The Prague Toy Museum is located in the Old Count’s Chambers of Prague Castle, almost next to the Golden Lane. Seven exhibition rooms are spread over two floors and display toys from all over the world, from ancient Greek times to the present. Fathers and sons will marvel at toy cars, motorcycles, air planes and toy trains including the oldest Märklin trains and engines. The Barbie dolls will enchant mothers and daughters in particular. The Barbie collection features the beginnings of this popular doll and highlights the fashion she wears throughout the years. Marvel at Barbie’s dressed in creations by Christian Dior, Versace, Givenchy and Giorgio Armani. Do sturdy motorcycles fascinate you? Barbie and Ken on a Harley Davidson will surely charm you.
Second Largest in the World
The film-maker Ivan Steiger put the amazing collection of the museum together. His collection of toys show the long history of toys made from wood and tin. The doll’s houses are reconstructed to the minutest details and show how the middle-class and nobility lived. The history of transport is shown by means of coaches drawn by teams of tin horses, cars and motor cycles, airplanes, paddle-steamers and ocean liners. Toy farms and zoos are populated by animals. Teddy bears, Victorian dolls, steam engines, building bricks, musical toys and lots more!
Take metro green line A to Malostranska Station. Right behind the station are the Castle Steps that take you to the main entrance of Prague Castle. If you do not want to walk uphill, take tram 22 to Prague Castle stop and simply follow the crowd.
Address, Prague Toy Museum / Muzea hracek, Jirska 4, Hradcany, Prague (in the Prague Castle premises)
Photos: Marianne Crone