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Toy Museum of Colmar (Musée du Jouet Colmar)
Toy Museum of Colmar (Musée du Jouet Colmar)

Toy Museum of Colmar (Musée du Jouet Colmar)

40 Rue Vauban, Colmar, 68000

The Basics

Founded in 1985 by Georges Trincot, a Colmar-based artist and antique toy collector, the Toy Museum of Colmar has developed into one of the region’s most popular museums. Visit its collection of toys, which includes more than 1,000 items from the past 200 years, and learn about the history of childhood playthings. The museum also boasts temporary exhibitions, interactive play areas, workshops, and other attractions.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Toy Museum of Colmar is fun for all ages.

  • Children aged eight and under enter for free.

  • The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

The Toy Museum of Colmar is located on the edge of the city center. You can reach the museum on foot or via the 1076 bus. The museum is roughly 10 minutes from the Gare de Colmar and Colmar Saint-Joseph train stations by taxi.

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When to Get There

The toy museum is open Wednesday through Monday all year round, with additional Tuesday hours during the months of July, August, and December (as well as during French school holidays). The ticket counter is shuttered 30 minutes prior to closing time.

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Colmar Highlights

The pretty city of Colmar is renowned for its colorful, half-timbered buildings. After visiting the Toy Museum, head out on a sightseeing stroll to see other nearby highlights, including the medieval St. Martin’s Church and unusually-named The Village of Hansi and his Museum, which is dedicated to the life of local artist Jean-Jacques Waltz (known as Hansi).

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