The museum's permanent collection includes toys of various categories and from different periods. Information about the history of, and updates to the collections is available to the visitors as they explore the museum.
Cars underwent significant development from the late 19th century onwards, with children now wanting to drive cars just like the grownups! To meet this demand, toy manufacturers created the pedal car.
This was initially a luxury toy made to order by craftsmen. Later, in the 1930s, pedal cars were mass produced from metal and became more realistic.
These toys often seek to portray miniature versions of the real world. The toy cars are a perfect example. Originally made from sheet metal and later plastic, and increasingly realistic, these cars bear witness to the history of the motor vehicle. Dinky Toys, a legendary brand, is exhibited here via selection of classic items.
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