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.

American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, BATH, Somerset, BA2 7BD

01225 460503


Opening times

16th March – 3 November 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Main Collection 11am-5pm. Last Admission 4pm)

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