This museum, located in the heart of the Doctores neighborhood in Mexico City, is an honest museum, open to all visitors. It offers a different way of approaching popular Mexican history and culture to strengthen the bonds of national identity.
It exhibits from miniature toys, the size of a pinhead, to huge mechanical robots with electronic movements. The exhibited collection consists of 20,000 toys of the more than one million pieces kept in storage.
The collection of the Antique Toy Museum of Mexico was started by Roberto Shimizu, a nostalgic Mexican of Japanese descent who began to hoard every toy he could get his hands on, beginning at the age of 10. Most of the pieces are toys with which children and young people from the twentieth and twenty first centuries played in their leisure time, but there also are some toys which were popular in countries such as Germany, England, Japan and Russia.
The museum features three exhibition rooms and a second floor: all of its spaces are filled with amazing toys which conquer children and adults with their charm.
Among the thousands of pieces, you will find wooden, metal and plastic cars; locomotives, ships, small soccer fields, tops, yoyos, cup-and-ball toys, skate boards, bicycles, target shooting toys and piggy banks made of plaster fighters; a flying saucer, which currently serves as a display for a collection of Japanese and Mexican robots; musical toys, wind-up toys, battery-operated toys and friction toys, among many other pieces. One of the most striking is a circus with milimetric fleas made of paper.
You and your family will find a thousand and one objects with which you will have a good time and which will take you back in time, together with your children, to fun times in history. Children from the age of 7, and their parents, will enjoy this museum and will be filled with a joyous nostalgia.
Dr. Olvera 15, Doctores
T.: (55) 5588 2100