Piccolo Museo di Bambole e Altri Balocchi (Little Museum of Dolls and Other Toys) displays dolls and toys dating back to different eras (from 1860 to 1950). The collection includes dolls made of porcelain, cloth, celluloid and paper mâché, as well as tiny rooms, little shops and furnished kitchens, miniature dollhouses, stuffed toys, and rocking horses.
The museum is not only a journey into the past but rather an opportunity to observe how lifestyle and toys have changed over time. Some of the showcases in the museum are dedicated to the world of school with books, notebooks, pen shafts, pen-nibs, and ink bottles. Old garments for children and newborn babies and craft dolls from all over the world are on display too.
From May to September
Tuesdays to Sundays: 10am - 12.30pm / 4pm - 7pm
From October to April
Tuesdays to Sundays: 10am - 12.30pm / 3pm - 6pm
The Museum is closed on Monday and also on 25 December and 1 January
Adult: €4€; concession for groups €2.5
Children: €2.5; concession for groups €1
The Museum organizes guided tours for schools, Cral and groups by appointment. Guided tours last about one hour
The museum is situated in the pedestrian zone of the city centre; car park 50m away (in Piazza Kennedy), bus stop 50m away (in Piazza Kennedy)
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Last modified date: 06/02/2020