Museo de Juguets de Dénia
Calle Calderón s/n , Dénia, Alicante, 03700
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- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Sightseeing
Expert review of Museo de Juguets de Dénia
When the disastrous filoxia epidemic in 1904 destroyed millions of vines throughout Europe, Dénia was on the edge of bankruptcy, as its main export was raisins. Two enterprising German brothers called Ferchen, exporters of dried fruits, began to bring lithographed sheets of tin-plate from Germany to be made into tin toys in the town. They were the saviours of the town and Dénia became one of the most important toy producers in Spain. Ten years later a large a factory specialising in wooden toys opened, and on display are examples of toys produced from 1904 until 1960; sailing ships, horse-drawn carriages, trucks, wood stoves, games, cowboys and Indians, dolls houses and football games, things to push and things to pull, with plenty of the ‘I had one of those when I was little,’ to bring a smile to the lips of those of a certain age.
More information on Museo de Juguets de Dénia:
- Price guide:
- Calle Calderón s/n , Dénia, Alicante, 03700
- +34 966 420 260
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily. 10am-1pm, 4pm-8pm. Afternoon one hour later July-September.