A visit to the toy museum in Riehen is an unforgettable experience for toy lovers. The museum houses European toys from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
There are three departments in the toy museum in Riehen: Technology in the Nursery, Wooden Toys, and The World of Dolls. In each of these areas, visitors have the chance to answer such fun questions as: What do boys love and what do girls dream about? What did toys look like a century ago? How can you build the most stable tower of blocks? The display includes toys spanning two centuries such as tin cars, railways, magic lanterns, clay animals, dolls, stoves, shops and doll houses. Famous toy brands such as Steiff and Märklin are on display as well as Swiss brands like Stokys and Carlit. Changing special exhibitions ensure that imaginations, both young and old, are stimulated.