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Flanders Toy Museum (Speelgoedmuseum)

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Address: Nekkerspoelstraat 21, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Phone Number:
32 0 1555 70175
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a...

This museum (or “Speelgoedmuseum” in Flemish) in nearby Mechelen is a don’t-miss treat for kids. With ongoing activities and rotating collections and exhibitions, it’s a great place for the youngsters to blow off steam while checking out toys and games in a foreign land.

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A trip down memory lane

Spread out over several levels and accessible with wheelchairs. A walking tour along the multitude of displays provides a return to our youth. You will find yourself exclaiming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
GoeieWitte
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Neshanic Station,NJ

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Paris, France
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved it. Altough it seems quite shabby from outside our 5&7 years old enjoyed it . We went on Sunday and it was not that busy . Very helpful stuff . It is also interesting for adults :)

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Thank zdal1
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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554 reviews
546 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I expected a museum similar to the toy museum in Oosterhout (NL), which I liked a lot. But this collection was far broader, and it more fully covered the history of toys and games. Especially the collection of doll houses is elaborate and presented according to historical progress. Many more modern games such as Barbie and the technical toys of... More 

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Thank RHAHJ
Neshanic Station,NJ
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217 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Spread out over several levels and accessible with wheelchairs. A walking tour along the multitude of displays provides a return to our youth. You will find yourself exclaiming: "I had that toy." and then sadly remembering you broke it or your parents tossed it. This is a great venue to relive your childhood memories of good days playing with toys.... More 

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Thank GoeieWitte
Brighton
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum on a Monday at about 3pm when it was very quiet. So much to see! It seems strange to see things that I used as a child in a museum, eg Sega megadrive! There was a really fun part with teddy bears that move around to music.

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Thank JenniferBrighton
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I visited the museum with my 3 year old. She was pretty entertained throughout. Large collection of toys but the decor is getting dated. More hands-on fun would be great.

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Thank Dimitri_BXL
Belgium
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136 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I must admit that this review is from waaaaay back but I distinctly remember this place as a great museum that gives you the opportunity to look back at how toys have evolved over time. It is a great way to teach children about history while still having a connection with their world.

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Thank Mollehol
Antwerp, Belgium
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This museum shows the history of toys and cultural difference in toys. It very interesting not only for kids.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

visited this on Tuesday the 5th January. very good museum, particularly impressed with the model railways. possibly could do with a little more interactivity. Nevertheless very much worth the nearly 3 hours spent on the visit. good coffee in the cafeteria.

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Salt Lake City
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This place is for all ages. A complete history of toys. There is so much to experience and learn. One of the coolest places I've been, and I have been all over the world! Note: the entrance before the museum is very dusty and damp smelling. Inside the museum, after you pay, is not.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Lovely museum, very well laid out and huge. Impossible to see it all in just a few hours. Wonderful way to reminisce about the toys we played with in our use. Nice to have some interactive activities also.

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