What's in our Museum?

Our Christchurch museum isn't a static exhibit containing only old items, we have plenty more to offer...


With thousands of toys on display, there is something in our museum for everyone to reminisce about. This is not a typical museum in the sense that every item is old and in pristine condition; instead, we believe that toys should be played with and our collection reflects this.


The Museum now operates independently. However, The Toy Collector continues as a retail store and can be found in the Museum lobby.
And of course Alan, the original Toy Collector, will remain as Curator and Trustee of the Museum.

Birthdays and Functions

Want to have your birthday party or work function at the New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles? We now have dedicated function space, and so the New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles is available for hire - click the icon above to check out our booking page for more information.

Take a sneak peek through the museum

The New Zealand Museum of Toys and Collectibles is an eclectic display designed to stir memories and prompt reminiscent smiles for all ages. This is not a typical museum in the sense that not all items are old or in pristine condition – after all, toys are meant to be played with. This museum’s display offers a rare chance to experience a broad range of new and old toys and collectibles.


Monday – Sunday

9:00am – 5:00pm



36 Manchester Street

Christchurch, NZ