The Toy Museum in Kielce

Who says that Child’s Day is only for children?? Since everyone is said to have a part a the child deep inside, you should definitely cherish it! That’s one of the reason to visit the Toy and Playtime Museum in Kielce. Here, you can find attractions for both young and always young at heart.

Similarly to other museums, the exhibit of this largest and oldest toy museum in Poland begins with the origins of today’s toys – the late 18th and early 19th century. We can bet you didn’t know that even in the less wealthy families the only part of a doll that you could buy was a porcelain head. The rest of the doll was stitched by the handy maid from baby clothes and sawdust. The first room is mostly toys from before World War II – army men, wooden bricks or hand-painted yo-yos, which could easily make rainy evenings more cheerful for several generations.

Meanwhile, in another part of the exhibit, there are plush toys and stuffed animals, which were sewed in the army from fragments of uniforms. They also had „amputated” arms and legs, which could easily tell more than just a family history.

One of the most delightful parts of this museum is undoubtedly the collection of posters that used to promote Polish animated movies, including „Tytus, Romek i A’tomek wśród złodziei marzeń” (Tytus, Romek and A’tomek among the dream thieves), „Gwiazda Kopernika” (The Copernicus Star) and „Król Maciuś Pierwszy” (King Maciuś the First), the last one considered to be the most beautiful Polish fairytale.

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