Wordtravels

Wordtravels

Prague Toy Museum

Prague Toy Museum © Sarah Ackerman
Prague Toy Museum © Sarah Ackerman

Housed in the Old Count's Chambers of Prague Castle, the Toy Museum is a wonderful attraction for kids, but it is also endlessly captivating for adults. The museum contains several exhibition rooms and takes up two floors; it is said to be the second biggest collection of its kind in the world. There are displays of playthings from across the globe and across the centuries, with some of the artefacts dating as far back as ancient Greece. The museum's comprehensive Barbie collection is chronological and displays the changes in fashion that Barbie has undergone over the generations. Unsurprisingly, the Barbie collection is a favourite with little girls. Other highlights include the mechanical toy trains and the huge collection of teddy bears, which can't help but make one smile. There are also traditional Czech dolls and toys which offer some fun insight into the culture. This is a great attraction for the whole family and it is consistently popular with visitors to Prague.

Address: Jioská 4, Prague 1

Telephone: +420 224 372 294

Transport: Tram 22 to Prazsky hrad.

Opening times: Open daily 9.30am to 5.30pm

Admission: CZK 70. Concessions available.