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The oldest, the most popular, the rarest, the smallest, the biggest, the most expensive – these are the adjectives museums often use to describe their exhibits. The aim of the Toy Museum is not only to showcase unique toys and games but also to allow its visitors to try them out!

Our goal is not to collect all possible toys and games. We are attempting to pick and choose the most interesting ones and to present them to our visitors so they can SEE, LEARN and TEST them!

Unique original toys must be carefully protected and have to be exhibited under special microclimatic conditions. Thus, visitors cannot touch or play with those. At the Toy Museum, we want to show you the originals but also provide copies for you to touch, explore and play with.

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  • A whirligig with four paddles found in the Lower Castle of Vilnius (14th century) (photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“), a fragment of an illustration with a playing child (mid- 17th century) and a replica of a whirligig.
  • Children playing marbles (a drawing by M. Mieliauskas after a fragment of Pieter Bruegel the Younger's (1564-1638†) painting “The Flemish Fair“. Below: glass, ceramic and stone marbles found in the territory of VilniusCastle (15th - 16th centuries) (photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“).
  • A fragment of the painting “Children’s games“ by Pieter  Bruegel the Elder (16thcentury), depicting girls playing with astragal bones. A set of game skittles found in the courtyard of the LithuanianRoyalPalace (15th century) (the author of research G. Striška; photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“).
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  • Children playing with bone skittles (phalanx bones), A fragment of the painting “Children’s games“ by Pieter  Bruegel the Elder (16th century). Below: lead-filled knucklebones found in Vilnius (the end of 14th – 15thcenturies) photo by V. Abramauskas; x-ray photo by R. Vedrickas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“).
  • A leather ball with the diameter of 65–70 mm (14th - 15th centuries) found in the Lower Castle of Vilnius (the author of research E. Ožalas, photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“) and a replica by A. Puškorius.
  • A leather ball with the diameter of 90–95 mm (15th century) found in the Lower Castle of Vilnius (the author of research P. Blaževičius, photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“) and a replica by A. Puškorius.
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  • A little cavalryman made of white clay. Research in the territory of the Lower Castle of Vilnius (the author of research E. Ožalas; photo by V. Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“).
  • Tin cavalrymen. 19th century – early 20th century. Research in the territory of the Lower Castle of Vilnius (the author of research E. Ožalas; photo by V  . Abramauskas; © PTC „Lietuvos pilys“).
  • A little wooden car. 1970s-1980s. “Akmena“ factory, Lithuania.
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  • A doll made in Lithuania in 1935-1936. Head made of papier-mâché, torso and hands filled with shavings.
  • A toy bear with brown eyes and a nose embroidered with brown thread, body filled with wood shavings. A toy was bought in Berlin in 1956.
  • A doll made in Lithuania in 1935-1936. Head made of papier-mâché with wooden hands and legs.
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  • A racing car. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
  • A wind-up bird. Early 1980s. MIR factory in Minsk, Belarus.
  • A toy camera with cartoons. Neringa factory, Lithuania.
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  • A tin truck. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
  • A rubber duck. 1970s. USSR.
  • A board game “Lotto“. The second quarter (?) of  the 20thcentury.
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  • A toy sewing-machine. 1970s-1980s. Avtopribor factory in Vladimir, USSR.
  • A toy mixer. 1980s. Straume factory in Riga, Latvia.
  • A tin crane. 1950s. CИМ factory, USSR.
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  • A home made pistol – an interesting but also a dangerous toy of teenagers. 1930s. Pasvalys, Lithuania.
  • A traditional wooden horse of Vilnius region. It was an indispensable attribute of all local fairs at the end of the 19 century and in the 20 century.
  • A little tin truck with a reconstructed rear axle. 1950s. USSR.
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  • A racing car. 1950s. USSR.
  • A lunch box. 1950s-1960s. USSR.
  • A plastic doll. 1960s. USSR.
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  • A rubber ball. 1980s. USSR.
  • A rubber ball. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
  • A rubber ball. 1980s. USSR.
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  • A little tin bus “Emergency service“.1970s. USSR.
  • A wind-up loader. 1970s. Kiev, Ukraine.
  • A wooden tractor with a trailer. Made in about 1980 in Akmena factory, Lithuania.
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  • A doll with papier-mâché head. Made in France in 1956.
  • A caoutchouc doll. 1960s-1970s. USSR
  • Polythene dolls. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
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  • A little tin bucket. 1980s. USSR.
  • A toy skier made of wooden shavings. 1970s. USSR.
  • A toy fuel truck made from tin and plastic. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
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  • Metal toy soldiers. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
  • A toy track missile. 1960s-1970s. USSR.
  • Metal toy soldiers. 1970s-1980s. USSR.
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  • A wind-up dancer, produced on the occasion of 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 1980s. Kiev.
  • A toy counting board. 1960s-1970s. USSR.
  • A toy crane made from tin and plastic. 1980s. USSR.
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