An American Toy Story

American Museum in Britain

19 March – 30 October 2016

2-for-1 with National Art Pass (standard entry £11)

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Exploring the incredible impact that movie-licensing had on the toy-making industry.

Bringing together vintage classics with contemporary favourites, the film-inspired memoribillia on display chronicles the last 100 years of movie toy production. As well as iconic early 20th-century celebrity dolls – including Charlie Chaplin and Shirley Temple – there is a rare 1930s representation of Donald Duck, a collection of vintage James Bond toys and the Superman costume that was worn by Christopher Reeve.

A special interactive room includes a dressing up and photo zone.

Venue information

Opening times

18 Mar – 29 Oct

Tues – Sun, 12 noon – 5 pm

Gardens, cafe, and exhibition open from 10.30am

24 Nov – 17 Dec

Tues – Sun, 12 noon – 4.30 pm

Cafe open from 11am


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