The Toy Museum of Catalonia preserves toys, games, and other childhood objects from Spain and beyond.
The museum was opened in 1982 by Josep Maria Joan Rosa and Pilar Casademont Sadurní, who wanted to share their private collections with the public. Thanks to toy donations from other private collectors, the museum is now home to over 10,000 items, with about half of the collection on display to the public in the two-storey museum. Model railways, plush animals, puppets, dolls, robots, construction sets, tin toys, and a variety of games are on display. The collection includes objects once owned by individuals such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Joan Brossa, Antoni Tàpies, Terenci Moix, Federico García Lorca, and others.
The Toy Museum of Catalonia curates permanent, temporary, and online exhibits. The museum has received numerous awards, including the National Prize for Popular Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1999 and the IPA España Award from the International Association for the Right of Children to Play in 2009.
Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.