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Toy Museum / Muzeum Hracek

this Museum was last updated on 13 Feb 04

The former Count's Chambers of Prague Castle house an exhibition of unique examples of old European and American toys on two floors. In seven large rooms containing sixty showcases, part of the family collection of Ivan Steiger, the film maker and cartoonist, can be seen. His Toy Museum in the tower of the Old Town Hall in Munich has already been in existence for ten years and enjoys great popularity.

Steiger's collection of classical toys concentrates on the 150 year history of toys made from wood and tin, of dolls, doll's houses and models of houses belonging to the middle-class and the nobility, reconstructed down to the smallest detail. The history of the ""Golden Age of Toys"" begins with coaches drawn by teams of tin horses, with cars and motor cycles, continuing with aircraft, airplanes, paddle-steamers and ocean-going liners and closing with toy trains, including the oldest M?rklin engines, train stations and every accessory possible.

Farms are populated by animals from the woods and fields, exotic wild animals are presented in a zoo and in circus rings and clockwork tin clowns bring to life a world of swings and roundabouts.

In addition, the old teddy-bears deserve a mention, several hundred Barbie dolls, tin robots, steam-engines, Schuco cars, building bricks and games, physical, optical and musical toys and many other surprises, not forgetting the most famous and most valuable tin toy clockwork wonders from France, Germany and America.

 Address
Jirska 4
Hradcany  show me everything in Hradcany
Prague 1
Czech Republic
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 Opening Hours
09:00 - 17:30 in tourist season

 Contact Info
Tel: +420 2 2437 2294
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 Languages
Czech

 Getting there - public transport
Metro A (Green) to Malostranska Trams 18, 22, 23 to Prazsky Hrad

 Detailed info
Guided tours available?: No info at present
Entrance fee - adults: 40 CZK (approx: US$1.56, GB£1.04, 1.46 EUR)*
Entrance fee - children/concessions: 20 CZK (approx: US$0.78, GB£0.52, 0.73 EUR)*
Entrance fee - family (up to 2 adults & 2 children: No info at present
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