New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles

New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles, Christchurch

New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles

New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We have moved and expanded. The museum is now NZ Museum of Toys & Collectibles and the Toy Collector operates as the museum shop. The museum display is the result of 50 years of collecting of a broad range of toys as possible. This isn't exactly a museum in that the toys are not all old and they aren't all in pristine condition since toys are meant to be played with. An eclectic collection of toys through the ages designed to put a smile on your face and remind you of childhood days of playing whether recent or very distant. You are sure to find something you had, have or always wanted in the broad range of displays.
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JillH2421
4 contributions
Apr 2022
My grandson and I needed a couple of hours to see all the displays......many are works of love and passion which must have taken weeks and months to build. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. There is so much to reminisce over. Displayed beautifully. Make this a must see on your Christchurch visit, with or without the kids.
Written 11 May 2022
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Sherean72
Rotorua, New Zealand48 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is one too f the most coolest places to visit, with or without kids. Take a walk down memory lane and learn while you’re at it. These collections were in amazing condition. People from Christchurch you need to utilise this place more and visitors it’s an amazing experience. We even did some Christmas shopping there and it was only March. Awesome guys working there, they were so helpful
Written 21 March 2022
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Patrick Z
21 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
A vast and varied collection, well set out and displayed, which would be enjoyed by young and old alike, and very reasonably priced entry fee.
Written 14 September 2021
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Murray2003
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
Sep 2020
I loved this place, it was like walking back into my childhood. It has so many different areas, all well set out, covering the different toys.
I loved ( and still do as i now collect them myself) the matchbox, lego and star wars areas.There's so much to see and take in. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time as you don't want to feel rushed. I understand it's one mans collection with some parts donated for display as well.
The entry is only $15 and well priced and worth it. As a big kid i can't say enough about this place. The sons of the owner were working that day and were happy to talk about it. In a word, in your in Christchurch.... GO!!
P.S: this review asked if it's a romantic place or activity for couples....it could be if you love toys hahaha
Written 23 September 2020
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David and Marga... W
Christchurch, New Zealand28 contributions
Feb 2019
Took our two grandchildren there,we were the only people in it.But a kind lady made us very welcome and helped my granddaughter fill in the quiz map and questions.All of us enjoyed it and it brought back great memories I am 75
Written 23 July 2019
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Andrea Š
7 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
What and impressive collection! We loved the realistic landscape with the train and also collection of hundreds/thousands of small cars. There is so many different kinds of toys that everyone has to find his favourite one :)
Written 19 January 2019
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We're so glad you enjoyed it!
Written 1 February 2019
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CJTours
Nelson, New Zealand62 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were looking for something to do in the morning before and appointment in the afternoon and came across The Toy Collector on Trip Advisor. We arrived and was greeted by Alan who was a super friendly owner operator and a obvious passionate collector of toys.

After an introduction and history from the man him self we gladly payed $10 person to enter the display. As soon as we walked in it was like another world, it was extremely well set out and presented. We spent about 1 and a half hours with big smiles on our faces slowly cruising the displays.

The more you look, the more you see!

We highly recommend this outstanding exhibit.
Written 19 June 2018
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magentaunicorn
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Family
We had read a little about this place but weren't expecting to find such a gem. Well laid out and a fascinating collection with thousands of Hot Wheels, a room full of diecast cars, a huge lego collection plus Disney and Harry Potter!! The train layout was fantastic. So much to look at we will definitively be back.
Written 28 April 2018
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CaptainCompass
Christ Church Parish, Barbados144 contributions
Sep 2017 • Business
How come he's got so many of the toys I played with as a kid?
Nostalgia for a tenner - not three bad (better than not too bad).
I can't say more, I'll run out of space (like he is - he hopes to open bigger premises).
Go and visit for yourself (and take the kids, grandkids, great grandkids.....etc
Written 27 April 2018
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So glad you enjoyed your visit and that we succeeded in pushing your nostalgia button! Fingers crossed next time you visit we'll be in a bigger space.
Written 28 April 2018
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nevslife
Christchurch, New Zealand106 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We visited the Toy Collector and what a wonderful surprise. The owner is so kind and hospitable and the toy museum is one of the best I have experienced in this country. A wide range of New Zealand made as well as international toys going back in time. Many toy soldier and model care displays as well as Lego, dolls and all the famous model makes over the years. My favorite was the model train display with an incredible range of models moving and buildings. Takes at least 40 minutes to take the display in with so many scenerios and scenes, even a cricket game and basketball game. Two cute trains rail around. Worth staying there for 2 hours on a wet day or any day. Close to the centre of the city. Fee is $10 and $5 for children.
Written 4 March 2018
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New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM