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Museo del Juguete Antiguo Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico

The Museo del Juguete Antiguo Mexico (MUJAM) in the Doctores neighbourhood of Mexico City preserves the history of Mexican objects of play and popular culture.

Opened in 2008 by collector Roberto Shimizu Kinoshita, the four-storey museum houses Kinoshita’s personal collection of childhood ephemera. The permanent collection features dolls, masks, handmade toys, playsets, toy vehicles, magazines, illustrations, and other objects dating back to 1910. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits to complement its permanent collection. Visitors take a self-guided tour of the museum, which showcases not just toys but also demonstrates how the evolution of technology in manufacturing influenced the way toys were made.

Local visual artists contribute to the colourful museum with hand-painted murals that adorn the walls.

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