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.
Visit to the Colmar Toy Museum
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!
Janvier à Novembre : 10h-17h sauf les mardis (fermeture)
Juillet-Août et Décembre : tous les jours 10h-18h
Pendant les petites vacances scolaires des trois zones françaises
tous les jours 10h-18h.
Ouvert les mardis des marchés de Noël.
Fermeture : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er novembre, 25 décembre
Clôture de la caisse 30 minutes avant la fermeture.
Public priceAdult : €6.10
Kid : €4.70
Price with the passAdult : Free
Kid : Free
PLAYING IS AN ART: the reserves reveal themselves
From 19 Oct 2022 to 1 Oct 2023Free
The collections are revealed at the Toy Museum, with an exhibition of toys and art. Explore the artistic and creative side of cult toys from childhood on themes such as comics, the circus, architecture and even video games.
Musée du Jouet
40 rue Vauban
- Mental disability
- Physical disability
Guide dogs are allowed.
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.