Toy Museum

On March 12, 1985, Georges Trincot, an artist from Colmar and collector of antique toys, and Pierre Patoor, set up the Musée Animé du Jouet et des Petits Trains (MAJEPT) association. Their objective was to encourage the exhibiting of toys (trains miniatures, dolls, mechanical toys, etc.), and particularly any items related to locomotion. In 1987, the municipality of Colmar acquired Georges Trincot’s collection. On January 25, 1990, the Municipal Council asked the MAJEPT association to manage and administer the future museum to be opened in December 1993 in what was previously the town’s cinema. Since July 1, 2012, the museum has been managed as a public service delegation from the municipality of Colmar.

The museum today focuses on the history of toys, which bear witness to the lives of past and current generations. The museum presents a collection of toys from the 19th century to today.

40 rue Vauban
68000 COLMAR

03 89 41 93 10

Visit to the Colmar Toy Museum


How about a return to your childhood? Come and visit the Toy Museum with a collection of toys from the 19th century to today. You’ll discover all the toys of your youth!

The Toy Museum welcomes young and old in the heart of Colmar's city­centre. The museum presents a collection of toys from the 19th century to today. Throughout a theme­oriented visit, you’ ll discover all these toys which marked your childhood. Old teddy­bears to the first Barbie dolls to video games, Playmobil, miniatures, robots or little trains.The major museum attraction is a train network which runs over the entire second floor! Large­size board games, puppet shows, automatons and video game consoles, you'll enjoy this lively and fun museum visit! Toys are enthralling and instructive research objects. This museum lures you into the extensive history of toys and games! 

Horaires d'ouverture

January to November: 10am-5pm except Tuesdays (closed)

July-August and December: daily 10am-6pm

During the short school holidays of the three French zones
every day 10am-6pm. 

Open on Tuesdays during Christmas markets.

Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 18 November, 25 December. Closed from 08 to 12 January 2024, and from 11 to 26 March 2024.

Closing of the cash desk 30 minutes before closing time.

Public price
Adult : €6.50
Kid : €5.00
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free


  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Accepted animals
    Guide dogs are allowed.

Access conditions

  • Bus - arrêt Vauban : ligne 1 et 2

  • Paid parking near St Eloi (just behind the Toy Museum)
    You can find parking spaces reserved for disabled people near the Toy Museum: Place Jeanne d'Arc, St Eloi car park (next to the Ibis Hotel) and Rue de l'Ange.

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