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Zurich Toy Museum - Zurich

Nicolas Meienberger
Nicolas MeienbergerPublié le 12 Août 2020

The Zurich Toy Museum is located in one of the oldest corners of the Old Town. This toy collection with its miniature railways, toy soldiers and dolls provides an insight into how our great-grandparents played.

The Zurich Toy Museum provides a brief yet informative insight into the children’s games of bygone days. It is the private collection of the family of toy dealer Franz Carl Weber (1855 – 1948). All manner of historic playthings may be viewed in the museum. Visitors learn how dolls have changed with the passing fashions. Doll houses have reflected European domestic life from the early 18th to the 20th century. Railways, steam engines and tin cars bear witness to just how technological progress has influenced the nursery.

There is a play corner for the children, and some of the more unusual toys can be purchased at the museum shop.

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