German Toy Museum – A place to visit with your kid (1)

Hidden among the tall buildings there is a house with the name board “German Toy Museum”. I passed the place several times but didn’t notice until i read and article on the web about the place. So to satisfy my curiocity we went there recently after they renovated the place with more colorful toys from PG martin. 🙂

I went there with my 2 year old son and some other kids and mums. They were too small to go check inside the museum but i was dying to go inside. We were greeted by a very nice old lady and accompanied me and my son until everyone else arrived. Gayangie who is currently maintaining the museum joined us later and she is a amazing lady with patience and a vast knowledge on the toys and the history behind them. It is her and her daughters personal toy collection and i must say i was feeling a little bit of jelouse abouth their childhood. 🙂

There are three rooms full of several types of toys and i loved each one of them.There are toy kitchens where you can actually cook and a toy shops full of goodies.

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Apart from the museum, there is a play area with a bouncing castle and three merry-go-rounds. I must warn all the mommies out there you will get dizzy after a ride on one of these for sure. I had it the whole night and the following day also. 🙂 kids will love the place and the safety is also very good. There is a caretaker on alert always and Gayangie herself will also be there to make sure you kid is safe.

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The prices are very reasonable.They will charge 400Rp all inclusive and unlimited rounds on the merry-go-rounds and the bouncing castle. For 150Rp you can visit the museum and use the bouncing castle.

They donot allow to take photographs inside the museum. I got pretty lucky and she offered  me 5 chances to take photos to include in my blog. You can take loads of photographs in the play area though.

I hope you’ll enjoy visiting the toy museum because i did and i am planning to visit it again with mu busy husband so that i can keep him with my son and i can go to a dreamland among the beautifully maintained toys. 🙂

Contact Details: German Toy Museum – von Heimendahl Collection – No 421 Havelock Road, [1st Floor], Colombo 06. 0771106224  0112588276 .


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