CAKE WITH CHERRIES
Great tutorial by Gosia Suchodolska, shows how to make a realistic cake "yeast" of modeling clay.
LATO W MUZEUM
Przygotowaliśmy ofertę wakacyjną dla dzieci, które spędzają lato w mieście lub przyjadą do stolicy aby poznać zabytki i muzea Warszawy. Wśród letnich wycieczek nie może zabraknąć wizyty w naszym niezwykłym, tajemniczym i inspirującym Muzeum!
konkurs DOMEK DLA LALEK
OGÓLNOPOLSKI KONKURS PLASTYCZNY DLA DZIECI I MŁODZIEŻY
Dziś ogłaszamy listę autorów nagrodzonych i wyróżnionych prac. Oficjalne ogłoszenie wyników już 1 czerwca o 12:00 w Muzeum Domków dla Lalek w Warszawie!
ART CONTEST FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
MÓJ WYMARZONY DOMEK DLA LALEK! Zapraszamy dzieci i młodzież w wieku 6 - 16 lat do przesyłania swoich prac plastycznych!
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The Toy and Play Museum for over quarter of a century has been cultivating a reach toy-building tradition of the Kieleckie region.
TOY AND PLAY MUSEUM IN KIELCE, POLAND
||The museum's most precious exhibits, although unfortunately the least numerous, are their historical toys. The oldest exhibit is a German wax doll from the end of the 18th century. Additionally there are 19th century toy soldiers made out of lead, German miniature sewing machine, slide projector as well as several sets of slides dating from the 1900 to 1926 time period.
Doll accessories include: a completely furnished doll room and several sets of doll furniture (some with hand-made marble table tops). The museum is also in the disposal of a collection of brass and copper kitchen accessories from mid-19th century, beautifully ornamented musical instruments from 19th century, games from the period between the I and II World War as well as block sets from Poland and other countries.
|Additionally, one can find there contemporary toys (made after 1960 by, in many instances, already non-existent Polish toy cooperatives, factories or foreign manufacturers), ethnographic toys (an impressive collection of folk toys from various folk art centers in Poland as well as from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia), and a number of special toys (including educational toys, art and literary work and multimedia presentations).
The museum is located at 2 Wolności Square in Kielce and is open daily (except for Mondays) between 10.00 and 17.00.
More information can be found on the The Toy and Play Museum website.
CITY TOY MUSEUM IN KARPACZ, POLAND
||In the City Toy Museum in Karpacz one can admire over 2000 exhibits of dolls and toys from all over the world. The museum's collection was founded on the basis of an impressive private assembly by Henryk Tomaszewski - founder of Wrocław's Pantomime.
The exhibit represents the legacy of the toy industry from 18th century crib figures, to 19th century dolls to, eventually, contemporary toys typical for the 20th century. An impressive collection of dolls includes exhibits from Japan, Mexico or Australia.
The museum is located at 5 Karkonoska Street in Karpacz.
More information can be found on the City Toy Museum's website .
If you happen to visit Prague, don’t forget to climb up The Hradčany Hill. Not only can you admire the castle and a beautiful view on the city, but also visit the Toy Museum, where you can find a unique collection of the old toys from the USA and Europe.
THE TOY MUSEUM IN PRAGUE
||You can find wooden and metal toys there, carriages, cars, models of flying vehicles and a large exhibition of railway toys.
You can also see several steam engines there as well as a miniature circus and a small Zoo with exotic animals in it.
The museum has also got a great collection of different size porcelain dolls, and a few dolls’ rooms with absolutely adorable equipment.
Undoubtedly, another highlight of the museum is a collection of Barbie dolls, among which the oldest ones are even 50 years old :)
TOY MUSEUM IN PRAGUE
6 Jiřská Street, Hradczany, Prague
Muzeum hraček, Staré Purkrabství na Pražském hradě, Jiřská 6
Praha 1-Hradčany / Hlavní město Praha
Daily 9.30 am – 5.30 pm.
Ticket Office open till 5 pm.
fot. Zosia Lesińska
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
||Make sure to stop by V&A Museum of Childhood, which houses the UK's national exhibition of childhood-related objects, one of the finest collections in the world. Dolls, Toys, Games, Childcare, Dolls' Houses, Children's Costume, Teddy Bears & Soft Toys, and other children’s accessories date back to the 16th century.
The Museum's dolls' house collection is the largest British collection not in private hands. The oldest house, the Nuremberg House of 1673, is one of the Museum's greatest treasures. There is also a small group of 18th century houses, including the magnificent Tate Baby House of about 1760, and a rich holding from the 19th century. Carpenters made some while others, such as the house given to the Museum in 1921 by Queen Mary, have royal connections.
|The Museum is located at Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, United Kingdom. It is open everyday from 10:00 to 17:45 (last admission 17:30.) Admission to the Museum is free.
For more information please see the official website of the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Scotland is not only castles, whisky and moors :) If you happen to visit the capital of Scotland, visit an extremely interesting place – The Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, which is quite a small place as it consists of mere 5 rooms.
EDINBURGH MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
|A huge amount of interesting exhibits is accumulated there, especially a diverse dolls collection – rag, porcelain, wooden, wax and vinyl dolls … those that are over ten, dozens or even over a hundred years old. |
There is also impressive exhibition of dolls’ shops, cafes, houses and rooms as well as their equipment.
Museum of Childhood
42 High Street, Edinburgh
Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm,
Sun 12 - 5 pm
fot. Bogna Kajdańska
"Beyond the Dolls House" is a regular exhibition which can be seen in Lower Beeding, Horsham in Great Britain in Leonardslee gardens. This impressive collection of dolls houses created by Hellen Holland was opened in 1999 by Robin Loder.
||The exhibition is an admirable miniature town, built in a scale of 1:12. Today, the joint length of exhibits’ facades in more than 42 metres and it is constantly lengthened! |
In the town we can admire a beautiful town hall surrounded by houses, different stores, tea-shops and workshops. This miniature reality closed in a magic time bubble is the biggest and known as the most beautiful collection of doll houses in the world.
The picturesque location is another advantage of this place.
||The exhibition "Beyond the Dolls House" is open to visitors from April 1 to October 31 at 9:30 - 18:00
Lower Beeding, Horsham
West Sussex, RH13 6PP
Fax: 01403 891 305
Nuremberg; already in the Middle Ages, was renowned for manufacture of “Nuremberg decorative wooden elements”; that is, wooden turned objects; among others, toys and famous wooden dolls called Docken. Describing this city as “a capital of toys” is not a misuse; especially, as since 1950 in Nuremberg there has been prestigious International Toy Fairs organized.
NUREMBERG TOY MUSEUM
||The main exhibits of the museum came from an enormous collection of Lydia and Paul Bayer, that was created since the 20s of the 20th century with a view to organizing an exhibition. The collections have been purchased by the city and placed in the Toy Museum.
Among the exhibits there are two objects from Poland, that date back to 1940 – a decorative wooden cradle, and a carved cart with pink painted wheels, with harnessed horses.
On the ground floor of the Renaissance house in which the museum is located, there is an extensive collection of wooden toys presented. The first floor is dominated by dolls, and, typical for Nuremberg products – rooms for dolls with furniture.
|Originally, doll houses and rooms were not made for playing with them, but they were more illustrative models for maids from wealthy families and served for learning how to keep the house. In the houses of rich townsmen exquisite models were often placed for representative purposes – these presented the whole richly equipped houses or selected rooms that guests were unable to see personally.
Today, the models are inestimable sources of knowledge on middle-class holding, lifestyle, and culture of Nuremberg in the space of hundreds of years.
In the 18th century, there was all-European trend towards “Nuremberg kitchens” – the main export goods of the toy branch. These were room boxes with the characteristic floor painted with black and white chequered pattern, richly equipped with sets of copperware and tinware.
In one of the originally kept museum room one can find a unique exhibition of tin figurines which were much in demand in circa 1850 when colonial wars play became extremely popular. These were cast manually and painted by 500 women who were then employed specifically to do that.
The toy industry developed expansively; in the 19th century Nuremberg was known as a centre of tin toys manufacturing. In 1910 there was over 100 companies, in which nearly 5 thousand people were employed. Therefore, it is not surprising that the next floor of the museum is filled with an enormous exhibition of tin and mechanical toys, among others, patent models of toys of Ernst Paul Lehman- a manufacturer and genius visionary.
Nuremberg Toy Museum gathers over 70 thousand of exhibits, and the regular exhibition presents only 5 percent of this collection. Other toys can be seen on a “virtual storehouse” on the museum’s website.
Many exhibits are donations. These are connected with a beautiful story of old lady-bear. The manager of the museum - Helmut Schwarz – was once photographed among Steiff company toys, where there was a flagship product of the company – a grey teddy bear. This photo was seen in a Viennese newspaper by some aged lady. The manager must have seemed to be trustworthy for this lady since she soon sent a package to the museum addressed quite atypically: “Collection of Cuddles, Nuremberg”. The old lady wrote with concern that she would have wanted for her bear, that turned out to be the lady-bear, a good life after she died. The touched manager accepted the lady-bear which had been mended countless number of times and placed her among the most valuable exhibits. For the next several years after her owner’s death the museum received Christmas greetings from Vienna and a banknote for “food for the bear”.
(Museum Lydia Bayer)
90403 Nuremberg, Germany
Tel. 49 (0)91123131 64, 49 (0)91123131 64
Fax 49 (0)9112312710
Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
During the Christmas market in December also:
Mon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
During the International Toy Fair:
daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults - 5.00 EUR
Reductions - 3.00 EUR
School students in a school party - 1.50 EUR per student
Groups of over 15 persons - 4.00 EUR per person
Family Ticket (= parent with one or more of their own children) - 5.50 EUR
translation: Monika Matykiewicz / Frog Translation
MUNICH TOY MUSEUM
|Munich Toy Museum is a very cosy museum with old wooden floors and a unique atmosphere. The Museum is located on four levels of a narrow tower, which means you climb up a spiral staircase. Dolls’ houses, dolls, teddies, toy trains and mechanical toys are placed in the showcases, which allow the visitors to have a god look at them.
The Museum exhibits come mainly from the collection of Ivan Steiger - cartoonist, writer, filmmaker and journalist who was born in Prague and for many years collected toys coming from Europe and the USA.
A visit to Munich Toy Museum is a pleasure for children aged from 8 to 80 years old.
Spielzeugmuseum im Alten Rathausturm
Marienplatz 15 80331 München, Deutschland
Tel.: 089 / 29 40 01 Fax: 089 / 271 70 14
Daily (Bank holidays too) 10:00 - 17.30
Adults 3,00 €
Children (4-15 Y.) 1,00 €
Familycard (with children up to 15 Years) 6,00 €
MUSEUM OF TOYS IN ESTONIA
|Tartu is the main research and university center of Estonia , the second largest city of this small but picturesque country.
Visiting beautifully situated Tartu, you can see Cathedral Toompea hill, at the foot of which there is the Old Town. In the heart of it there is a red, wooden building , which houses the Toy Museum .
The museum takes its adult guests back to a joyful childhood and offers plenty of activities for children – thanks to permanent and thematic exhibitions, various workshops and theatre-game. Here, children can not only watch performances, but also appear in them and prepare plays.
The permanent exhibition shows how Estonian toys changed through the ages . We can see a great, extensive collection of art dolls (including Latvian ones), and many traditional toys from Finno-Ugric culture.
At the end of 2005 there was opened a unique exhibition of decorations made for movies and all sorts of dolls – movie characters of the past half century.
The mascot of the museum is a smiling teddy bear wearing a striped skirt, inspired by Estonian folk costumes. In 1994 the editors of the newspaper " Postimees " has announced a competition for the name for the Estonian beloved teddy bear. The competition was won by five -year-old Kabi Stolovitch who coined the name " Lillekäpp " or " Flower - Peacock " because teddy bear’s feet are made from fabric with colorful flowers.
Lutsu St. 8, Tartu, Estonia
Ph. +372 746 1777
e-mail: muuseum (a) mm.ee
Open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and National Holidays
COMING JUNE 1, 2016 - OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF DOLLHOUSES IN WARSAW!
MUZEUM DOMKÓW DLA LALEK - niezwykłe miejsce w samym centrum Warszawy, w tajemniczych, niedostępnych dotąd dla zwiedzających wnętrzach Pałacu Kultury i Nauki już rozpoczęło swoją działalność.