Pollock's Toy Museum

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Pollock's Toy Museum

This one is for all the big kids out there, eager to see a truly unique collection of tin toys, teddy bears, models, dollhouses and much more. Pollock’s Toy Museum in Bloomsbury, the oldest Toy Museum in the UK, is housed in two atmospheric buildings filled with over 4,000 toys from around the world.

 

What’s it all about?

The collection is an eclectic mix of curios, each room filled with unique cases displaying toys from the past. Tin toys, teddy bears, dolls houses, puppets, optical toys and games from around the world adorn the winding staircases and creaking rooms. At the heart of the Museum is its extensive and unrivalled collection of Toy Theatres, with a comprehensive archive of plays and plates, some of the oldest in the world!

What can I expect to see?

With a rich 200 year history, Pollock’s Toy Museum is made up of six wonderfully quirky rooms, a variety of classic theatre toys which features many different exhibitions and events. If you’re lucky and time your visit right, you might catch a unique mini piano concert. Or catch some fun and unique toy-making workshops.

Where is Pollock's Toy Museum located?

1 Scala St, London, W1T 2HL.

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel?

As you stroll out through our entrance, face the gardens opposite you and walk right. Take your first right onto Marchmont St and then almost immediately your first right onto Tavistock Place. Head down Tavistock Place until it becomes Gordon Square and then Torrington Place. After approximately 10 minutes of walking you’ll hit Tottenham Court Road. Take a left and then your first right which should put you on Whitfield Street. Head left for approximately 2 minutes and there you’ll find Pollock’s Toy Museum.