REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Ankara - The Toy Museum of the Faculty of Educational Sciences (The Ankara University)

The Toy Museum of the Faculty of Educational Sciences was opened on April 20th, 1990. This is the first, indeed the only toy museum in Turkey. The basic objective of the museum is to protect old toys and do historical and educational research on toys and child culture, at the present, the Museum has about 500 toys which can be classified into four basic categories:

I. Traditional toys

II. Manufactured toys


1. Wooden toys

2. Tin plate toys

3. Paper toys

4. Plastic toys

5. Dolls and soft toys

III. Foreign toys

IV. Antique toys

The oldest Turkish and foreign toys in the museum are about 50 and 100 years old respectively. The museum is trying to determine the historical development of toys in Turkey.