Monday 31 August 2009

Mountfitchet Toy Museum

I took the kids to Stanstead Mountfitchet yesterday and visited the Toy museum there. This is the largest private collection of toys in the UK and well worth a visit. For men of a certain age (and women to) there are lots of "I had one of those!" moments.

There is quite an extensive collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia on display including several full sized outfits such Dark Vader and this Storm Trooper.
This Interceptor Fighter from the TV series UFO was one toy I had as a kid and brought backs lots of memories.
Amongst the toys there was also a lot of items of Militaria such as insignia, medals and documents. I was also intrigued by this copy of P.F.Westerman's "To the fore with the Tanks!" c.1935. This is a collection of adventure stories in the same style as the Biggles books.
The museum also has an extensive collection of toy soldiers of various sizes.
The collection also includes a large number of Action-Man figures and accessories.
This was a very enjoyable museum with lots to see and plenty of facinating objects amongst the toys.

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