Pollock's Toy Museum

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Pollock’s Toy Museum occupies two houses joined together in the heart of Fitzrovia, one 18th century, one 19th; the rooms are small and connected by narrow winding staircases. The whole place exudes atmosphere and evocations of those special times of childhood. Every corner is filled with visual delights and no matter which direction you look new surprises are there to behold.

Pollocks Toy Museum takes its name from Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers. Set up by Marguerite Fawdry who bought up the stock of Benjamin Pollock Ltd., after trying to buy one small item for her son’s toy theatre. Originally at Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, the present museum has been at Scala Street since 1969.

Nearly every kind of toy imaginable turns up here from all over the world and from all different time perods. It’s a fascinating exhibition of toy theatres, teddy bears, wax and china dolls, board games, optical toys, folk toys, nursery furniture, mechanical toys and doll’s houses.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700

Closed: Sun, Bank holidays

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Antique toys

Midsummer night event at Pollocks Toy Museum

  • 17 May 2018 6-9:30pm

Pollocks Toy Museum on a midsummers eve ! A rare opportunity to visit the quirky toy museum after hours and enjoy the exhibits of decorated doll houses, dolls, teddies, tin toys, board games, puzzles, toy theatres and all kinds of beautiful toys from yesteryear. Housed in two historic houses, this rabbit warren-like building will enchant both child and adult alike!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Children 4.00, Students and Seniors 6.00, Adults 7.00

Visitors can pay on the door upon arrival ! No booking needed.



Pollock's Toy Museum
1 Scala Street
Greater London






020 7636 3452

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