The Nuremberg Toy Museum (also known as Lydia Bayer Museum) in Nuremberg, Bavaria, is a municipal museum, which was founded in 1971. It is considered to be one of the most well known toy museums in the world, depicting the cultural history of toys from antiquity to the present.
The toy museum's building, located in Karlstraße 13–15, can be dated back to 1517 as being the property of Wilhelm Haller, senior, member of a patrician family. Jeweler, Paul Kandler bought the house in 1611 and had the front rebuilt for the first time (probably by Jakob Wolff senior). The oriel (this type of oriel is called a chörlein) was constructed roughly around 1720. A distinctive feature of the Hallersches Haus, but also of many other houses in Nuremberg, is the Dockengalerie, which is a wooden gallery built around an inner courtyard, connecting the adjacent buildings. 'Docken' refers to turned wooden balusters used for construction galleries and limbless wooden dolls.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Allyssa Riley | Mar 20, 2018
SO much fun!!!!! It was amazing to see so many toys from Ronan times up through the 1970's. A must-see!
Man Cheung | Mar 28, 2018
Got many things to see, it's good with a place for kids. it's good to see it but is not necessary for me to go.
Phil H | Dec 21, 2017
Great choice for an hour or two as you explore the last hundred years of toys. The attic room offers an interactive experience. The toys of many generations on display for all to view and appreciate.
Colleen Eckart | Dec 19, 2017
It's an amazing place to bring children to see how toys have evolved over the centuries as well as see how creative people are with their ideas for toy development. My 4 years old and 11 month old both found enough things of interest. From miniature 18th century dollhouses to train and locomotive sets. Not just for kids but as a adult you will understand more and have better appreciation for the work of the artists. Would recommend as a must go if in Nuremberg.
Pierros Zevolis | Jan 1, 2018
One of the most beautiful museums which is containing the history of toy making and a huge collection of both old and more modern toys. Interesting for all ages, about one and half hour to view the whole exhibition. Playground also exists at the top floor of the museum. The entrance cost is 6 euros for adults, absolutely worth visiting.
Edmundo Zavala | Apr 11, 2018
Nice and educational way to show how toys have evolved with time. Very focus on local toys, so missing conection with other parts of the world. The activity for kids to look for specific toys and report back was awesome, that took my kids busy all the way.
For the love of Animals | May 9, 2018
History to the future, all kinds of this from the 1600s to modern and futuristic you concepts. Small but well.laid out.
Divas dais | May 22, 2018
Good place to spend 2-3hrs with kids. This place has long history of toys before the world War 2..Great collection. Kids even gets a puzzle sheet at the entrance which they have to fill it from the findings of the museum. So they have to see the full museum thoroughly. Clean toilets. Lift in case someone don't want to climb four floors. Top floor has a small play area with few games to play where my kids have spent the maximum amount of time. Very well designed and planned. Easily walking distance from the Nurnberg Castle. Very reasonably priced.
Andrew Gisel | May 13, 2018
A wonderful museum full of old toys. The collection is extensive and definitely has some interesting pieces. A number of very old Mickey mouse toys and other early Disney characters for those that love Disney. A lot of model trains as well as stuffed animals, doll sets, and figurines. Worth an hour or so of your time.
Hanna Lee | Jun 2, 2018
Good collection of toys, cozy play room upstairs, mesmerising train set upstairs. You can spend good few hours here. Don't forget to check little cafe on the ground floor, hidden away from the tourist full of city.
Alexander Wooge | Jun 9, 2018
Ganz fantastisches Museeum fuer Gross and Klein. So viel orginal und orginelles Spielzeug, sehr schoen arrangiert und ausgestellt. Man lernt so ganz nebenbei eine Menge. Selbst meine Gruppe von vierzehn jaehrigen haben voller Begeisterung gespielt.
Ekta Nori | Jul 12, 2018
Brought back some fond memories. The collection of toys was simply put brilliant. Some dating back 2000 years. Both my kids (ages 8 & 5) enjoyed and learnt a few thing. We had the audio guide but this was a waste of money. The explanation went on for several minutes and kids & I lost interest half way through each commentary.
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