We paid a visit to Mint Museum of Toys recently and had one of our most surreal experiences ever. Imagine being teleported back to our childhood days, surrounded by an amazing array of more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia, 8,000 of which are on display at the museum. You will be amazed to know they came from more than 40 countries, including Singapore, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States, and even Bulgaria.
Journey Back to Childhood
Sights and colors relating to cartoon characters greeted us when we stepped into the hallway of Mint Museum of Toys. The ambience exhibited an atmosphere of coziness and we knew we were in for a good treat. Literally.
We were hosted by a friendly staff who shared enthusiastically with us about Mint Museum of Toys and the toy exhibits that we could expect to discover here. Here we are, all ready to embark into our journey of discovery.
A Magical Story Behind Each Level
Hey, every level of the Mint Museum of Toys exhibits a different theme. We come to know they are called Collectables (Level 2), Childhood Favorites (Level 3), Characters (Level 4) and Outer Space (Level 5). We are sure you are going to love them! To know the story behind the toys of these levels, click here.
There is definitely room for a game of hopscotch 🙂
Every Toy Tells a Different Story
These vintage toys look so real. How we wish we can bring them back home! Looking at their manufactured dates and price tags, we realize the Mint Museum of Toys definitely has one of the finest private collections of toys.
Get ready for pictures galore here. Let’s go …
Mint Museum of Toys’ unique collection is valued at over S$5 million, and originates from more than 40 countries. 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.
We come, we snap and collected back lots of memories. Finally, we get our chances to relive our childhood again.
The admission charges are affordable as well.
June Holiday Programme 2016
Mint Museum of Toys has organized a range of workshops during MINT Carnival (28 May to 26 June 2016) to keep your little ones occupied. This June Holidays, join in for one of the museum’s many hands-on workshops happening here at MINT Museum of toys. Learn a new skill and get to bring home your very own hand-made toy. From Robot Clay Art to Build A Kaleidoscope, there’s something for everyone!
So what are you waiting for, sign up for these workshops now!
For more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 63390660.
For advanced registration, fill up our online form
Mint Museum of Toys also has a gift shop at the entrance dedicated for our little ones. We bought some old school childhood games back home as well 🙂
Feeling hungry? Hop onto Mr Punch Public House to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Monday – Sunday
9.30am to 6.30pm
Last admission at 5.30pm
Eve of Lunar New Year
9.30am – 4.00pm
First day of Lunar New Year
Second day of Lunar New Year
Tel: +65 6339 0660
Fax: +65 6334 3373
Daily from 9:30am – 6:30pm
If you are unable to get through to our museum, you can also drop us an email at email@example.com
Mint Shop is situated at 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382.
Mint Shop is handicap friendly. We have an elevator, and a wheel-chair accessible washroom.
Special thanks to Mint Museum of Toys, they are giving 2 lucky winners with a set of admission tickets each. Each set of 4 admission tickets is worth S$45 and it entitles entry to 2 adults & 2 children:
Congratulations to our 2 lucky winners – Lynda Chua and Cindy Gan!
All you need to do is:
- Like Katong Kids Inc Facebook Fan Page & Follow Instagram: katongkidsinc
- Like Mint Museum of Toys Facebook Fan Page & Follow Instagram: mintmuseumshop
- Share and tag this blog post to as many friends as you can. Please ensure your account is set to public.Terms & Conditions:
1. The giveaway is meant for 2 lucky readers worth up to $45 each.
2. The validity period of the tickets is for one (1) month. It is not applicable with other promotions.
3. The winner must be agreeable for his/her contact details to be provided to Katong Kids Inc & Mint Museum of Toys.
4. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date: 20 May 2016.
Please note that all fake social media accounts (eg. Facebook accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will be deemed ineligible to win.