The Museum

In February 2016, many years of dreams and collecting evolved into the opening of The Toy Collector; an eclectic collection of toys through the ages designed to put a smile on your face and remind you of childhood days of playing whether recent or very distant. This privately funded museum is an ever expanding and changing display of both our own and others generously lent collections.

The Shop

As well as displaying our love for toys, we have a small shop (which is also online) where we assist others with their own collections. Our range includes diecast, Hot Wheels, Playmobil and puzzles  available to purchase or lay-by for those special gifts. If your not into online shopping and prefer seeing and picking up the objects you are buying then come and visit us.

We are the Sole South Island distributors of Regal Soldiers - proudly NZ made.

Sunday     10am – 4pm

Monday   10am – 4pm

Tuesday           Groups by arrangement

Wednesday    Groups by arrangement

School Holidays

Open Daily  10am – 4pm

Take a peak at what's through the doors at the museum.

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We are temporarily closed while we relocate and expand to our new premises.

We apologise for the interruption and any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to our new shop and museum in March 2020.

Plan your visit now

36 Manchester Street

 Christchurch, NZ

Ph 03 366 7785

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Find Out More About Us

This is a labour of love! Since 2014, Alan has been working on adding to his existing collection, building dioramas and displays, planning spaces and generally preparing for opening.

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Photos kindly supplied by Ira Gallen - www.TVDAYS.com