Victorian Toys, Pollocks Toy Museum. Updated 2018.
A visit to Pollock’s British Toy Museum is a modern-day stroll into a place not unlike that mystical street from Harry Potter, Diagon Alley.
It’s whimsical, weird, and wonderful all in one. Housed in a pair of fabulously creaky and theatrical Georgian town houses in London’s Fitzrovia, the Pollocks Toy Museum on Goodge Street in London is named after Benjamin Pollock, and is chocka-block full of Victorian toys of old to fill your heart with joy.
- 1 History of Pollocks Toy Museum Goodge Street London
- 2 There’s a Jumbo Collection of Vintage Victorian Toys at Pollock’s Toy Museum
- 3 The British Toy Museum you shouldn’t miss!
- 4 Buy a Treat at Pollock’s Toy Museum Shop
- 5 Seen Pollocks Toy Theatre & Museum? Now visit Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop in Covent Garden!
- 6 The Inside Scoop – Pollocks London Toy and Model Museum
- 7 Toadstool Rating- Pollock Museum of Victorian Toys
- 8 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN Places to Visit and Things to Do with Kids in LONDON?
History of Pollocks Toy Museum Goodge Street London
Mr Pollock was a well-known maker of toy theatre sets, a popular toy from Victorian times. He hand printed, constructed and coloured most of the toy theatre material housed in the museum today.
Take a walk upstairs and you’ll see the Pollock’s Toy Theatre collection of these toy theatres for yourself, including many made by Mr Pollock himself. The upstairs collection also houses puppets, toys, teddy bears and unusual dolls from history.
There’s a Jumbo Collection of Vintage Victorian Toys at Pollock’s Toy Museum
The Pollocks Toys Museum collection of Victorian toys is home to a jumbo collection of:
- board games
- wax dolls
- doll houses
- model ships
- toys with wheels
- optical toys
- toy soldiers
- wind-up toys
- toy birds
- money boxes
- tin toys
- folk toys
- boxed dolls and toys from around the world (Latin America, Africa, India and Europe)
- AND the world’s oldest surviving teddy bear.
There’s also a 4,000 year old mouse made from Nile Clay. Wow. That must be the world’s oldest toy ever.
The British Toy Museum you shouldn’t miss!
This little time capsule of life is unimaginably atmospheric and filled with character. Step back into Old London Town on your next visit at this iconic British Toy Museum.
It’s highly recommended.
Buy a Treat at Pollock’s Toy Museum Shop
There’s also a little shop on site selling a small selection of old-fashioned toys you can take home for fun.
Seen Pollocks Toy Theatre & Museum? Now visit Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop in Covent Garden!
Be sure to visit Benjamin Pollock’s incredible Toy Shop in Covent Garden too. Click the blue link for all the details.
The Inside Scoop – Pollocks London Toy and Model Museum
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Address: Pollock’s Victorian Toys Museum is located at 1 Scala St, London W1T 2HL. Enter from 41 Whitfield St, W1
Telephone: 0207 636 3452
Website: Pollocks Victorian Toys Museum London
- Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
- Last admission to Museum 4.30pm
- Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
The Pollock Toy Museum entry fees are as follows:
- Adult £7
- Child £4
- Senior/Student £6
- Under-threes FREE
How to get there:
- By Bus: 10 minutes by bus from Trafalgar Square (24, 29, N5, N20, N5, N29, N279)
- By Tube: From Victoria Station to Warren St exit, walk 8 minutes. You can also catch the Northern line’s Charing Cross branch to Goodge Street between Tottenham Court Road and Warren Street stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.
- By Car/Taxi/Uber: 8 minutes drive on the A400 from Trafalgar Square.
Parking: Limited on-street parking may be found nearby, or find a paid parking station here.
Nearest takeaway coffee and/or food options: Cafes within walking distance.
Disability access: Limited – stairs.
The Pollock Museum of Victorian Toys was last reviewed in August 2018.
Toadstool Rating- Pollock Museum of Victorian Toys
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