Welcome to the website of the Museum of Toys and Play
The Museum of Toys and Play is the biggest and the oldest museum of toys in Poland. On an exhibition area of six hundred thirty-one square metres there are presented a few thousands of exhibits. Visitors can see a multitude of exhibitions, among others, historical and folk toys, dolls from all over the world, model cars, aeroplanes, boats, railway models and theatrical dolls.
We endeavour to make the visiting of the museum unusual adventure for children, hence interactive exhibitions where young learners of the history of toys can not only watch but also touch the exhibits. During visiting the museum children have a chance to play both in a play area and, in summer, also in the courtyard of the museum.
The Museum of Toys and Play is housed in a historic 19th-century building of the former covered markets. Every day at noon from the clock tower of the museum a Świetokrzyska witch which was sculptured by Arkadiusz Latos and installed on the tower by a clockmaker, Bonifacy Komorowski, „flies off”.
MUSEUM OF TOYS AND PLAY
pl. Wolności 2,
Phone: (+48 41) 34 440 78; (+48 41) 34 337 00, Fax: (+4841) 34 448 19
The museum is open daily from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm (from April to October) except Mondays .
Entrance tickets: regular – 10 PLN; reduced rate – 6 PLN.
Please make a booking for groups of more than 15 people. The Museum doesen’t offer guided tours with English, but simple translation is available.
To book a place:
Call: (+48 41) 34 337 06
History of Museum
What connects the Children’s Health Center in Warsaw and the Museum of Toys and Play in Kielce? What toys could be seen on the first show? How many seats had the Museum of Toys and how did they look like? Where is the farthest place which exhibits from Kielce museum traveled to? Who had designed posters, folders and what museum owes to the National Union of Toy Cooperatives? The Museum of Toys and Play invites for travel in time. The exhibition ‘The history of one museum’ documents the history of the institution.
There are in the showcases placed in the museum lobby some toys produced in the toys cooperatives. They could be seen on the first exhibition in the history of museum, in December 1979. There are also foundation papers, photographs from exhibitions, models, plaques and folders. Reprints of the posters from exhibitions and events organized by the museum are placed on a special round bill-post. Above all ‘dominates’ the standard of the National Union of Toy Cooperatives, which the Museum of Toys was founded with in 1979.