Our History

Ilkley Toy Museum opened in 2001 and displays a private collection of toys put together over the last two decades.

Showing toys from 4th century BC to the present day you can see dolls, dolls houses, teddies, tinplate toys, games, soldiers and much more. The museum has a nationally important collection of early English wooden dolls.

Our collection

Did you know?

The word “doll” was not used for a
toy until the late 17th century.

Ilkley Toy Museum Ltd Reg No. 3444517

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