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Quirky London attractions: Discover the toys of the past at Pollock's Toy Museum

Published: Tuesday 14th of August 2012

People seeking quirky London attractions may enjoy a trip to Pollock's Toy Museum - which takes its name from Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers.

It was set up by Marguerite Fawdry, who bought up Pollock's stock after attempting to purchase a small item for her son's toy theatre.

Visitors will discover toys from all over the world and from various eras in time, and these playthings provide a snapshot into the childhoods of the past.

Among the exhibits are board games, optical, mechanical and construction toys, wax and composition dolls, English tin toys and puppets, teddy bears, lead miniatures and dolls houses.

The fun does not end there though, as folk toys from Europe, dolls of china, wood, fabric and celluloid, English dolls and, of course, a toys theatre workshop are all present.

People interested in paying a visit to the museum will find it in two houses joined together in the heart of Fitzrovia, one which was built in the 18th century and one in the 19th.

Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.

Posted by Georgina Black

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