Pollocks Toy Museum takes its name from Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers. Set up by Marguerite Fawdry who bought up the stock of Benjamin Pollock Ltd., after trying to buy one small item for her son's toy theatre. Originally at Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, the present museum has been at Scala Street since 1969.
Nearly every kind of toy imaginable turns up here from all over the world and from all different time perods. It's a fascinating exhibition of toy theatres, teddy bears, wax and china dolls, board games, optical toys, folk toys, nursery furniture, mechanical toys and doll's houses.
Monday to Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm
Last entry to museum 4.30pm
Closed on Sunday & Bank Holidays
To get there from the Americana: take the Bakerloo Line from Baker Street to Oxford Circus and change to the Central Line. Take the Central Line Eastbound to Tottenham Court Road.
When you have gone through the barriers look for the exit to Tottenham Court Road westside.
At the street level walk in the direction the traffic is going until you get to Googe Street, which is on the left. Turn into Googe Street and then turn right into Whitefields Street.