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Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum – Leura, New South Wales


Located in Australia’s Blue Mountains, the Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum offers visitors the largest collection of toys, trains, and related memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere.

The museum is housed in an art-deco style heritage mansion that dates back to 1912 and is set amidst 12 acres of gardens. Before becoming a public attraction, the museum was the home of H. V. Evatt, an Australian politician and third president of the UN General Assembly.

Visitors to the two-storey home can see a variety of toys, games, and models from the 20th century. The collection includes several interactive displays that feature rare tinplate toys, an extensive range of dolls and teddy bears from 1959 to the present, and a variety of working model-train layouts. A massive display of military toys and memorabilia, children’s literature, and comics round out the offerings.

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Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.