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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Collingwood House NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Clipstone Street Masterpark
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  29% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  36% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
50 Berners Street, W1T | 4 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
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Madame Tussauds
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 16 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
In 1835, Marie Tussaud - former sculptor to the court of Louis XVI - established a sideshow of waxworks of famous contemporary and historical figures (not ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 25 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The Pipers ... More
 
 
 
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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
The beautifully restored Fitzrovia Chapel, formerly at Middlesex Hospital, underwent a two million pound restoration and reopened in 2015, unveiled to the public for ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 18th September 2019 - 6.30pm
Pollock's Toy Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Feminist Book Society co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden will be hosting a discussion with authors Anna Hope, Lotte Jeffs, and Naomi Shimada. This month's theme ...More
 
 
 
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TCR Presents: Reader as Witness - Panel Discussion
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 18th September 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Pollock's Toy Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
Join authors, Sally Bayley, Alice Jolly and Miranda Gold for an illuminating evening of readings and discussion to explore how fiction and memoir invite us to ...More
 
 
 
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Big the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 2nd November 2019
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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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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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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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
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
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
79 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Pollock's Toy Museum
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Bubbledogs
London > Restaurants >
70 Charlotte Street, 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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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
London > Leisure >
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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London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 5 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes 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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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 2 minutes from Pollock's Toy Museum
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in ... More
 
 
 
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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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Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Pollock's Toy Museum

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