Located within the old railway building in Denia, the Toy Museum or Museu dels Joguets makes for a wonderful visit. Idealspain were granted exclusive access to film in the museum.
Denia was once known worldwide as the centre of the toy making industry. Toy manufacture began here in 1904, firstly with tinplate then ten years later, wooden toys.
At one point in time there were several large toy factories in Denia, producing both wooden and metal toys.
The toys from Denia ranged from dolls houses and furniture through to boats, cars, prams and games.
The museum in Denia illustrates perfectly, the range of toys that were made here, with some valuable and rare examples.
The toy museum in Denia is open every day of the week from 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm and entry is free. The museum is located on the top floor of the building which has been totally reformed. The lower floor is often used for temporary displays.
Each item in the museum is clearly labeled with details of the date and maker. You will also see posters, advertising literature and original receipts from some of the factories.
Pictured right is a collection of sit-on cars made of tinplate.
The car pictured below is a two seater.
The Toy Museum in Denia can be found on C/Calderon, close to the tourist office.