“Save the Childhood” Private Toy Museum – Private Museums of Russia

“Save the Childhood” Private Toy Museum




Sakha (Yakutia)

Contact information

Yakutsk, ul. Longinova, building 52/4

Tel.: +7 (914) 272-41-34

E-mail: kvilenko80@mail.ru

Operating hours

Daily from 11:00 to 17:00

Monday – Closed

Ticket price

Free

Founder of the museum

Anna Molostvova

Founded

2017

About museum

The “Save the Childhood” museum was created on the basis of a private collection of dolls and toys which belonged to the family of collectors, Anna Molostvova and Sergei Tikhonov, from Yakutsk. According to Anna, it all started with the fact that there was not enough space at home to keep their childhood toys so they decided to move the things to their private kindergarten, where the children and their parents could admire them.

Ethnic dolls were purchased to give the preschoolers an opportunity to learn the basics of Patriotism and their native culture, to expand their horizons of knowledge, and to broaden their independent cognitive, research, and creative activity.

The collection was formed gradually; the first items were the childhood toys of the owners. Many toys were brought on trips. Gradually, the collection grew to the size of a museum, which parents, friends, and acquaintances also contributed to.

The museum presents old and modern Soviet and European toys. Dolls prevail – there are more than 1000 of them. You can also see various board games, railway sets, sets of miniature people, children’s sewing machines, strollers, toy weapons, soldiers, toy cars, and children’s books.

The central part of the museum is designed as a globe, around which there are souvenir dolls from various years in folk costumes.

The museum was created with love and soul, and it shows how toys changed on our huge planet at different times.