Pardon my french, but whut-duh.fish, didn’t they realize that building was really designed with a low-light environment to preserve the toys from UV-rays? Which is why camera flash is not allowed. It was just bit disappointing.
Moving forward, Mint Museum of Toys is one of the must see attractions in Singapore. I suggest that you visit this place the day before you leave Singapore as it definitely will give you a strong nostalgic feeling of childhood on your travel back home.
Like other museums, pay the admission fee first before beginning the tour. Upon seeing the huge mural painting at the counter, it already gave me a nostalgic feeling of childhood. Browse my photos and take a sneak peak of what’s inside.
In the elevator: GF – Mr. Punch Restaurant; 1F – Entrance and Mint Shop; 2F - Collectables; 3F – Childhood Favorites; 4F – Characters; 5F – Outerspace (arrangement when we last visited, 2009)
Curator Richard showcased the 3rd Level Collection “Childhood Favorites” which includes a 1903 Steiff Teddy Bear and a 1906 Steiff Teddy Bear; as well as the Black Memorabilia Collection.
The Childhood Favorites also includes the Michael Lee doll collection which are also called Chinese baby dolls.
Character dolls, Snow White and one of her dwarfs
The 1953 Britains Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Set, one of five known complete sets to exist in the world.
Battery operated toys
Mr. Punch Bar and Restaurant
How to Get to Mint Museum of Toys
Take an approximately 10 to 15 minutes walk from either the City Hall or Bugis Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. It is Near Raffles Hotel and Bras Brash Complex.
Location:26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays 09:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.
Admission Fee: Adult – $15; Child (2 to 12 y/o) and Senior citizens – $7.50; Child below 2 years old – Free
Suggested time spent: 1 to 1 1/2 hours