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İzmir Toy Museum
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Established 2010 (2010)
Location Halil Rifat Paşa mah 31 Konak, İzmir, Turkey
Type Toy museum

İzmir Toy Museum (also called “Ümran Baradan Toy Museum”) is a museum of toys in İzmir , Turkey.

The museum is situated near Varyant street on Halil Rifat Paşa mah 31, Konak

The museum

The museum is now run by the municipality of Konak (an intracity district of İzmir.) The ground floor contains objects donated by Ümran Baradan. The first floor is reserved for Sunay Akın's donations.

Karagöz in İzmir Toy Museum
Karagöz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in İzmir Toy Museum
Snow White and the Seven Dwafs

Exhibits

In addition to classical Turkish toys, such as Karagöz and Hacivat, toys from many countries are displayed. Some examples are:

  • 1860 Baby carriage (United States)
  • 1880 Cardboard town (United Kingdom)
  • 1920 Teddy bear (Germany)
  • 1920 Dancing girl (Italy)
  • 1920 Baby house (Turkey-Alanya)
  • 1930 Washing machine (United States)
  • 1920s Tin automobiles (United States, United Kingdom and Germany)

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