Hamilton Toy Collection

Museums

111 Main Street, Callander, Perthshire, FK17 8BQ

    Boasting ‘every type of toy you can remember’, the Hamilton Toy Collection’s vast exhibition is housed in a former guesthouse on Callander’s Main Street.

    The exhibition covers all the classical toy tropes, from bears, dolls, action figures to board games. A range of bears and soft toys span a variety of makers, including Gerhardt models and Teds by Schuco. These playthings are stored with a wide range of dolls in the 1900 style nursery, where almost every item dates back over a hundred years.

    Another room in the collection is heavily influenced by the toys of the 1950s, where you’ll find figures from sci-fi shows and other popular TV programmes from the era. Whether its figures from Batman, Dr. Who, Captain Scarlett or Thunderbirds, this exhibit sheds light on the must-have Christmas toys for those growing up in 1950s Britain.

    Toy cars also make up a prominent part of the museum, with classic Matchbox cars and old Hornby railway trains adorning the shelves of another eye-catching display.

    Finally, the soldier room houses the most comprehensive display of toy figures in the country.

    An old-fashioned toy shop frames the entrance and weekly stock changes mean there is always a new treasure for the avid toy hunter to scavenge.


     

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Stirling Railway Station A84 to Callander (16 miles), by road.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport by road M8/M80/A80 to Stirling, A84 to Callander.

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