The Old Toy Gallery in Gdańsk's Old Town hosts a collection of toys from years 1920 to 1989.
The whole thing is designed in a pretty cool way, but you will see that the place itself is not big, so the exhibits are crowded into three small rooms and a few cabinets. This does not mean that there are not enough exhibits, but rather that they are poorly exposed.
Just off the original entrance is a pretty big cinema screen, which displays cartoons. Next, there are glass cabinets with old dolls, teddy bears, figurines. There are also cars, planes, furniture sets for doll houses or guns. You can also see sand molds, musical instruments (trumpets, harmonicas, cymbals), and games such as the once popular fleas, "mushrooming", "Little angler" or "Ships". There's quite a lot of it here.
Children are not necessarily interested in these strange toys from the past, but adults may find some items they had in their homes years ago, such as cars, wooden blocks, Kiki dolls, games like "electronic brain" and "Learn the road signs." The big downside, unfortunately, is that you can not touch the exhibits. For kids this is a real pain.
Among the exhibits are the gadgets from the past such as the once fashionable bars with images of popular bands such as The Slade, Abba and Boney M.
CC licence: some rights reserved by Sunny CompanyAdress:
ul. Piwna 19/21, 80-831 GdańskGallery:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00Tickets adults:
If you visit the gallery in a group (10 persons), the ticket costs PLN 5 per person.
Unfortunately, you have to pay for the opportunity to take photos - 25 PLN. You can then take photos of 10 toys from the collection (not all glass-cases).