World’s best children’s museums – wonderlands of imagination
Photo: Penang Toy Museum
4/9 Penang Toy Museum, Malaysia
Holding the title of “world’s largest toy museum”, this display on the island of Penang in Malaysia is set among the lush green gardens of a family home. Accumulating over the last 40 years, the collection includes giant cartoon sculptures (pose with Super Mario for a pic!), Hollywood licensed figurines and Disney memorabilia. There are a whopping 120,000 individual toys on display from Star Wars limited edition figures to Beauty and the Beast tea sets. After stepping back in time to explore the toys, take a walk outside in the tropical gardens and see how many botanicals you can name. Kids will love discovering gruesome Venus fly traps, wild cucumbers and dragon fruit. There are two acres of garden for kids to enjoy, perfect after a morning in the toy museum.
Price: Adult tickets cost £4.60; child tickets cost £3.40