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Million Toy Museum

Million Toy Museum

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Address: Million Toy Museum, Moo 2 (near the Pratu Chai intersection on U Thong Road), U Thong Rd., Tha Wasukri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand See map

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Located in a blue and white house near Wat Banomyong in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, the Million Toy Museum was opened by academic and children’s book illustrator, Assoc Prof Krirk Yoonpun, in October 2008. The idea for the museum was inspired by Assoc Prof Krirk’s visit to the Kitahara Tin Toy Museum in Japan, which he visited when he received the Noma Prize for his children’s book, Chaona Thai, (Thai Farmers) in 1982. On his return to Thailand, he started to collect toys and it took about two decades for the museum to take shape. The ground floor of the museum showcases Thai toys dating back to the Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods, and includes clay toys and piggy banks, as well as many other Asian toys. The oldest toy can be traced to 1880. There are also thousands of old items, ranging from 30 to 100 years old, that reflect the Thai way of life. Walking up to the first floor, you will see many old toys from all over the globe, such as models of superheroes, tin toys and vehicles, wooden and plastic toys, and celluloid and cloth dolls. The tin toys range from simple dolls and vehicles to wind-up and battery-operated toys. It is open 9am-4pm from Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays. Admission fees are 50 baht for adults and 20 baht for children. Email milliontoymuseum@hotmail.com or call 035-328-949/50.

  • Opening days

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    09:00 to 16:00

  • Input price range

    20 - 50 Baht/Time or 1 - 2 USD/Time

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  • Address

    Million Toy Museum, Moo 2 (near the Pratu Chai intersection on U Thong Road), U Thong Rd., Tha Wasukri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 35-328-949/50 

  • Email

    milliontoymuseum@hotmail.com 

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User comments

  1. builderoz

    Australia Post : 112

     

    i loved it, being a child of the sixties i found a lot of memories in the tin plate Japanese toys. the displays are very well thought out and some of the exhibits are fascinating.I'm strongly rec... Read all story

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