Pollock's Toy Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2HL
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10:00-17:00 | Closed Dec 24–26, Jan 1 & Bank Hols
 
PRICES
£6 (Adults), £5 (Students), £3 (Children), Free (Under 3s)
 

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Pollock's Toy MuseumCrammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named after Benjamin Pollock, a creator and printer of Victorian toy theatres, the museum now boasts a diverse range of toys from all over the world. Follow the trail up three winding staircases and you'll stumble across battered and bruised century-old bears to a 4000-year-old Egyptian clay mouse. Dolls, dolls' houses, a Victorian nursery, toy theatres, tin toys and folk toys from around the world make up the rest of the collection. Live toy theatre performances take place during school holidays. Full of character and charm this is a great place to while away a few nostalgic hours. There's also a cool toy shop on the ground floor.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
50 Berners Street, W1T | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
 
 
 
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130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 13 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 16 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Fitzrovia Chapel
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fitzroy Place, Pearson Square (off Mortimer St), W1T | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Pollock's Toy Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Pollock's Toy Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Malet Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 6 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Shopping > Specialists
11 Howland Street, Marylebone, London W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
60 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
79 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
64 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Pollock's Toy Museum
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Frame Fitzrovia
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25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Crown & Sceptre
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86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Adam and Eve
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77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Bubbledogs
London > Nightlife > Bars
70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Vijay's Bar & Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
93 Charlotte Street, W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Newman Street, W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 6 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British ...More

 
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On Happiness
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2020 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 1st July 2020 

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Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

Having hosted Jan Svoboda's first solo exhibition back in 1982, the Photographers' Gallery now presents Against the Light, the first ...More

 
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

In spring each year The Photographers' Gallery in London shows an exhibition of work by the four artists shortlisted for ...More

 
The Shark Is Broken
Theatre | Until 18th July 2020 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw's comedy-drama inspired by the filming of Jaws, and the period of ...More

An Evening Without Kate Bush
Music | Until 6th June 2020 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

A tribute show to the legendary singer-songwriter by the performer Sarah-Louise Young and director Russell Lucas....More

White Girls [Will] Kill Me
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

Camden People's Theatre 9 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

Natasha Brown presents her satirical look at the power, privilege and destructiveness of 'White Feminism' and how to stop it....More

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