3. Toy Museum of Catalonia

Museums

The Toy Museum of Catalonia was inaugurated in 1982 in the premises of the former Hotel París on Rambla de Figueres. The Museum´s exhibits include over 4.000 items: animated life forms, Meccano constructions, miniature theatre sets, cardboard animals and horses, kitchens, balls, spinning tops, planes, cars, trains, dolls, puppets, magic tricks, games for the blind, disguises, cut-outs, barrel organs, soldiers, robots, steam engines, teddy bears, tricycles, scooters, etc. Many of these items are accompanied by old photographs of children with their toys, helping us to place them chronologically and see how children played with them. Some of the toys belong to personalities such as Anna Maria and Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca, Joan Miró, Josep Palau i Fabre, Joan Brossa, Quim Monzó, Frederic Amat, and others. The Museum has a Documentation and Research Centre on games and toys, a Brossa-Frègoli auditorium and an area for open-air activities: the terrace of the Museum. A visit of the collection can be seen in many ways: a nostalgic look back through the games our grandparents played, an observation visit, in which we follow the scientific and technical advances that have at any given time influenced and are still influenced by historical events and artistic movements.

Opening Hours

From October to May

From Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 6.30 pm. Saturday 10.30 am - 7.30 pm. Sunday & public holidays: 10:30 am - 14.30 pm

Closed Monday (except public holidays and eves of  holidays), 1st of January, 25th & 26th of December.

The museum will be closed to the public from 7th of January Monday to 7th of February Thursday. Open again on Friday 8th February.

June, July & September - open every day without exception

From Monday to Friday 10.30 am - 7 pm. Saturday 10.30 am - 8 pm & Sunday 10.30 am-14.30 pm

August open every day without exception from Monday to Saturday 10.30 am - 8 pm & Sundays 10.30 am - 14.30 pm

Tickets are sold 30 minutes before closing.