State Museum of Toys (Kiev)

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The State Museum of Toys
Державний музей іграшок
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EstablishedJanuary, 2005
LocationKlovskiy Descent Str., 8, Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates50°26′27″N 30°32′17″E / 50.44096°N 30.53799°E / 50.44096; 30.53799Coordinates: 50°26′27″N 30°32′17″E / 50.44096°N 30.53799°E / 50.44096; 30.53799
Visitors20 000 / year

The State Museum of Toys (Ukrainian: Державний музей іграшок) is one of the most unique museum in Kiev, containing more than 15000 exhibits that highlight the history of Ukrainian toy production - industrial design toys, unique and original handmade toys and extremely colorful collection of Ukrainian folk toys.

The idea of creating the museum of toys arose in 1933 when according to Decree of CPSU on August 26, 1933 №202 "Production of Children's Toys" initiated the creation of Toy Museums in Moscow, Tbilisi, Tashkent and Kharkiv. In 1936 in Kiev was opened permanent exhibition of toys that began an unique collection of the future museum of toys.

The museum has three permanent exhibitions. This is the history of toys, “Ukrainian folk toy” and original works that are unique.

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