*As we are currently closed and looking for a new premises, we are not accepting donations at this time

We continue to be astounded by the number of people who have collections packed away with no space to display or with no one to enjoy them.

We believe these things should be shared and enjoyed. While we cannot buy all the toys and collectables we see, we gratefully accept all donations or loan items – if you would love to see your collection of teddy bears or sewing machines on display, we can help. If you do not wish to donate, these toys will remain your possessions but would be on loan to The New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectables for an agreed time. They will be fully documented and photographed.

We would love to display and preserve not only your collections, but some of the history around them like their origins and your memories with them. Any donations will be attributed to the donors and loan collections will be accompanied by an agreed narration about the owners.

If you would like to find out more about donating or lending a collection, please contact us.


As with The Toy Collector’s first venture, we couldn’t have opened without the support of some great businesses that have believed in our dream and helped us along the way.

We are extremely grateful to:

Langham Signs

Mitre 10 – Ferrymead

Modern Age Kitches

Wattle Paints