MINT Museum of Toys
Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys
Museum of Toys is the world's first purpose-built museum for toys, and opened its door to the public in May 2006. It was officially launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr George Yeo, on 5 March 2007.
This unique collection is valued at over S$5 million, and originates from more than 40 countries including Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and even Bulgaria. These include Disneyana toys and memorabilia; Character toys such as Astroboy, Batman, and Popeye, Pre-war Japanese toys and Tintin collectables, amongst others. More than half of the collection was found in Singapore and can be regarded as part of Singapore's heritage.
Begin your journey with a ride in a rocket ship that blasts off into Outerspace, where you will discover the largest collection of Dan Dare toys and collectables, including several rare original paintings by Frank Hampson, creator of the character Dan Dare in Asia, if not in the world. Other out-of-this-world exhibits found in Outerspace include the only transparent plastic Dan Dare water-pistol known to exist in the world, the largest Buck Rogers collection and the largest collection of Space-related toys, including several prototype space toys in Southeast Asia, if not in Asia, outside Japan. Another key piece of the collection found in Outerspace is the ‘Dan Dare Space Ship Eagle’ toy, which is featured in the Royal Mail ‘British Toys’ Stamp Set, issued on 18 September 2003.
On Level 4, you will find yourself in the company of copious Characters. Step into the home to the largest Batman toys and collectables collection, and the largest Popeye toys and collectables collection, in Southeast Asia, if not in Asia, outside Japan.
Rarities such as Chief Miles O'Hara's car, the Batmobile, and the Green Hornet Car (Blue in colour), all three exhibits being the only one of its kind known to exist with its box, in the world, can be found here. Other rarities in our collection are the Batman Magic Slate Printing Plate, the only one known to exist in the world, and the Batman Robot, which has got one of two boxes known to exist in the world. The battery-operated 'Popeye Rollover tank', one of four known to exist in the world, and the 1906 Steiff Peter Rabbit stuff toy, believed to be the oldest Peter Rabbit stuff toy in Southeast Asia, if not in Asia, outside Japan, are also found on Level 4.
Celebrate Childhood Favourites on Level 3! Feast your eyes on the largest Teddy Bear Collection in Southeast Asia, if not in Asia, outside Japan. The Collection includes a 1903 Steiff Teddy Bear, and a 1906 Steiff Teddy Bear.Immerse yourself in the simplicity and beauty of Childhood. On exhibit is the 1930’s Steiff Musical Bonzo, the only one known to exist in the world, and the largest Black Memorabilia Collection, in Southeast Asia, if not in Asia, outside Japan.
The rarities here include the largest Michael Lee doll collection in Asia, if not in the world. The Collection includes the first and second doll made by him in 1946 and 1948, respectively.Another rarity found in Childhood Favourites is the largest ‘Door of Hope’ Doll Collection in the world, comprising more than 150 dolls, including the Manchurian Lady and twenty-four other types of dolls.
One of the key pieces in the collectables section on Level 2 is the earliest version of the Mickey Mouse Hurdy Gurdy, or Organ Grinder toy. On exhibit is an early prototype made by The Johann Distler Company, Germany in the 1930’s. The later versions have tails, which are ‘spring like’ and the lithographs on the Organs are slightly different in design. This toy is often found missing the small Minnie Mouse dancing figure, as it is not attached to the toy. Other collectables include the 1953 Britains Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Set, one of five known complete sets to exist in the world.
There collectables also include the only ‘Please Please Me’ record autographed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, known to exist in the world. A truly rare find as John Lennon and George Harrison are deceased.Level 2 is home to one of the largest China-made toy and collectable collection in the world.
2016-12-18 05:41:21the arrangement of the toys are careful and I really appreciate their effort.lynn zhu
2016-10-30 17:45:06Great collection of toys!!!Gem GOYANA
2016-09-11 00:36:06Even some rare collections are present! great effort!Blade Ren
2016-08-21 23:24:31I saw Teddy bears in so many colors, thats amazingJin chia
2016-08-08 01:54:40some hand made toys are so delicate and beautiful!Keith Gao
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E-Ticket Guide: Simply bring the flash the e-tickets at Mint Museum's ticketing counter to exchange for admssion tickets. Do remember to bring NRIC for identification. The e-tickets are valid for 1-3 months from the date of purchase.
Opening Dates: Monday to Sunday. Closed at First day of Lunar New Year
Operating Hours: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Location: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382.
Located near Raffles Hotel and Bras Basah Complex. Nearby Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations are Cityhall (Exit A) / Bugis (Exit C) / Bras Basah (Exit A) / Esplanade (Exit F). It is approximately a 10 to 15 minutes walk from either MRT stations.
- Child tickets for children age range of 2 to 12.
- Mint Museum of Toys is wheel-chair friendly. There is also an elevator, and a wheel-chair accessible washroom.
For enquiries, feel free to contact us via our helpline (6358 4231) or drop us a Facebook message at WeekendGoWhereSG.
(Refund policy: Once sold, there is no refund for e-ticket sales)
Cancellation: Once confirmed, no cancellation may be made. Opening hours subject to change due to special events, without prior notice.