Mint Museum of Toys

Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore: Hours, Address, Mint Museum of Toys Reviews: 4/5

Mint Museum of Toys
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9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
MINT Museum of Toys houses a world-class collection of vintage toys and collectibles in an international award-winning contemporary building. Since its inauguration, the museum has expanded its collection, amassing over 50,000 items, 8,500 of which are on display in the museum. The toys and items hail from over 40 countries and range in date from the 1840s to 1970s. These are displayed across four thematic levels of the museum and also at the rooftop which acts as a bar as well as a enamel sign gallery. The collection is made up of various key collections, including the only Batman robot toy complete with cape and sword, a century-old Steiff Teddy Bear and the first mass-manufactured robot before WWII. Over the years, the toy collection have been curated into various exhibitions and programmes run by the museum, serving as windows into the past as well as inspirations for the present.
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Marc Hiles
5 contributions
Apr 2022
Some reviews say don't take the kids and they are right unless you are a big kid. There were 5 levels of displays of toys from my childhood. I'm 63. These toys were from my childhood and great to see again. I may have broken mine. Brought back many memories and the background information was very informative if I wanted to learn something new. Well worth a visit and entrance is reasonable. The museum is close to Raffles and Singapore Art & National Museums and Chijmes a great place to eat afterwards.
Written 4 May 2022
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MGuo
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Friends
Exhibition displays are dated with some multimedia stations out of order . Entrance fee way too expensive . Lack of guided tours for general public . A Friend of mine lamented on the lack of weekend museum activities . No learning portals online for more info .
Written 13 August 2020
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Mrs W
Melbourne, Australia210 contributions
Nov 2019
Although one floor is closed for a new display I still found this a worthwhile stop. To see so many toys in one place is just amazing.
A bar on the top floor is great for a cold drink.
Written 25 November 2019
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
I wouldn't recommend anyone go here but especially with kids don't go. The place has old toys in old and tired displays the kids got excited when they thought they were going to a toy museum but didn't realize that they couldn't touch or play with them. It was just awful.
Written 12 November 2019
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dgontier
Paris, France3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
An extremely expensive museum (21.40 SGD) for an entry with one floor missing for renovation (the staff informed me after the payment).
You will see tons of toys next to each others. Most of them you can still find online. I myself have several of them from usual stores. Some do have an interesting mechanism, but you cannot see them in action (not even in video).

It is just a bunch of metallic toys, and that's it (no stories, no explanation, nothing)

So I do not recommend this museum.
Written 22 September 2019
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mranola
Pasig, Philippines1,204 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We visited Mint Museum of Toys, and we were delighted like a bunch of kids, getting a new toy. We saw toys way older than me, with some more than 100 years old. It brought back childhood memories, which we fondly remember.
Written 3 September 2019
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Leesree_and_Subbi
Perth, Australia2,890 contributions
Jun 2019
We first discovered MINT (A Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Toy Museum a decade ago. Ever since then Subbi has wanted to return as she was completely taken with the impressive collection of toys across the ages.

MINT is great for the young and the young at heart - though for those with children, note that these are no longer toys to play with, instead they're a representation of each of our childhoods! The collection definitely brings back childhood memories - we were three this time, aged 39, 50 and 62 and each had our moments of delight recalling toys we had played with or coveted in our youth.

The mind certainly boggles at the value of the collection, with rare, unique and old collector’s items valued in the thousands of dollars from all over the world. We've heard that the toys on display are only part of the owner's full collection - it would be amazing to see what else is lovingly tucked away, memories of times past.

The breadth of genres covered is impressive, from robots to plush teddy bears, from music memorabilia (think the Beatles) to TV and movie memories (from Bond to Batman to Star Wars, not to forget Flash Gordon and Felix the Cat), from Australia to America taking in Asia and Europe along the way. Toys that are no longer considered politically correct (Golliwogs), to favourites across the ages (Alice in Wonderland, Mickey Mouse, the Seven Dwarfs). Bulk produced and hand sewn toys all get a look in at this collection.

Toys were supplemented with memorabilia including movie posters and props, news clippings and trinkets from Queen Elizabeth's coronation, racing and race car toys and memorabilia. It was touching to see some of the owner's son's toys included in the collection.

A great way to spend an hour or so, recalling your youth, and learning about that of your parents and even your grandparents!!!

As a tip, tickets are available at a slight discount via Klook, with mobile vouchers accepted at the Toy Museum. Also, if you're peckish, you can check out Mr Punch for food and drinks!
Written 30 August 2019
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GordyofOz
Sydney, Australia42 contributions
Aug 2019
The museum is small, poorly lit and randomly arranged. The excuse that the poor lighting is to protect the toys does not wash. Other museums show ancient artefacts without making them difficult to see.
There was no interactive stuff for kids to do and the cabinets are far too high for children to see. ( Why put items on a shelf over six feet high in a children’s museum?) The toys themselves are poorly labelled and seem to have been randomly arranged by a mad hoarder.
They are cramped together in old, yellowing wall cabinets and the overall display looks tired, dusty and really sad and might appeal to older adults for a brief nostalgia trip but my grandchildren had more fun just running around this deserted place
A TOY STORY video would have been far more interesting. The ticket price just doesn't provide value with the quality of content on offer in this sad place
Written 11 August 2019
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Debra R
Darwin, Australia71 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
So we stumbled on this awesome toy museum today as we are staying around the corner. Husband and I are children of the 50s so wow....we were blown away. Seeing Robbie the Robot, Popeye, Felix the cat, Mickey Mouse....the list goes on....oh and teddies. Star Wars too!!!We were in awe of this private collection and talked with the curator whilst there. What a lovely gentleman. You topped off an amazing viewing of so many toys. Take yourself off to visit this museum and wonder at the awesomeness of toys.
Written 9 May 2019
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KiwiTravellers18
Cambridge, New Zealand61 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
This had some cool stuff to look at, but didn't feel it was worth what our family paid for entry. Could be done better.
Written 2 May 2019
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Hi KiwiTravellers18, Thank you for visiting MINT Museum of Toys! We are glad that you managed to find some cool stuff to look at. Our collection has been painstakingly collected over a period of 30 years from over 45 countries. We are always looking into ways we can improve ourselves! Should you have any suggestions or feedback, you can always feel free to drop an email to me at cliff@emint.com. We look forward to our next journey of rediscovery together! Regards Cliff Asst Manager, Sales and Marketing MINT Museum of Toys
Written 8 May 2019
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Mint Museum of Toys is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM