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Ilkley Toy Museum

Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley LS29 9HR, England
+44 1943 603855
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A fascinating trip back through time

This place was empty, and I can't understand why. It's full of interesting things, moving toys... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Louise090
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UK
Don’t go if your disabled, no lift!!

Arrived to first of all to be told it’s cash only and they don’t take cards. One room with display... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
misshaightobe
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west yorkshire
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“dolls houses” (7 reviews)
“lovely museum” (3 reviews)
“pet shop” (2 reviews)
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Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley LS29 9HR, England
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+44 1943 603855
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was empty, and I can't understand why. It's full of interesting things, moving toys, antique dolls, board games. We had a lovely visit

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived to first of all to be told it’s cash only and they don’t take cards. One room with display in and then 2 rooms upstairs with displays. There is no lift up the stairs so struggled with a pram. Very small with not much...More

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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi, thank you for taking your time to review us. I'm sorry you felt your trip wasn't worthwhile! Visitors all take different times to go round the museum, some an hour and others up to 2-3 hours! We are always willing to help lift prams...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I visited this lovely museum on a recent trip to Ilkley where we saw well presented displays of some amazing toys, some of which we have never seen the like before - and we have seen a few ! Fantastic dolls houses,...More

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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us :)

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

There are some really interesting old toys here, particularly the dolls houses. I personally could have spent ages looking at all the detail in the tiny replicas of shops and houses. There are 3 rooms of old toys, one being mainly dolls and Teddy bears....More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is interesting. Small selection of old toys, particularly liked the well furnished dolls house. However there were only two rooms and it did cost £3.50 for an adult. It only took about twenty minutes to look around.More

Thank Ann Elizabeth H
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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback- I am sorry that you feel it was a bit pricy. All visitors are different in the time it takes to go round- from 20 minutes to 2 hours! A child doing one of our quizzes will typically take around...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

While this museum is small, the benefit of that is you will look at every piece in the museum! We spent just over and hour looking at the toys from every time period and felt like we had done the museum well. Easily kept us...More

Thank Capt_Anders
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

came on a school trip with 15 children, they open the place especially for us and the person who showed us the place was fantastic with the children and they really enjoyed it. It was good to see so many different toys. A couple of...More

Thank Ejspencer
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem for children and adults in Ilkley. Three rooms manage to pack in a large number of dolls houses, dolls, and children's games all clearly labelled and at a good viewing height. Highlights range from a strangely moving 4th century BC...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

What a delight. From the moment we saw the giant Yeoman of the guard teddy outside we knew we were in for a treat. A truly brilliant museum. Offered excellent valuer and amazing collection upon collection of nostalgic delights. Perfect for those born in the...More

1  Thank Janey C
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Only a small museum, but packed with items from a sixties childhood, there is a ground floor with dolls house and shop dioramas, including a fun fair. Upstairs there is a room full of dolls, some of them quite scary, and across the hall are...More

Thank Charles G
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Response from Laura S | Property representative |
Hi, please could you email any details/pictures of the items to us. Our email is available on our website. Thank you
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Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is and there is a lift between floors at the bottom of the stairs. Enjoy/
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