Remember these? Get transported back to childhood at Sidmouth’s new toy museum
PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2020
The exhibits have been collected by Ian and Rebecca Gregory over many years, and are centred around a 00-gauge model railway layout.
Also on display at The Old Chapel, in Chapel Street, are a model village with G-gauge train, a collection of Tri-ang tin plate lorries, Steiff automated teddy bears and other animals, pedal cars from the 1950s and 1960s, Corgi and Dinky cars, dolls, and models of various buildings, including a working water mill.
There is also a model of the Titanic made of 22,000 matchsticks, and items with a Star Wars or Harry Potter theme.
The museum has been set up as a charitable trust and will initially be open until Monday, August 31.
Future dates will be decided at a later stage, but Ian and Rebecca hope to open the museum again during October, and in the run-up to Christmas.
The museum is Covid-secure, with a one-way system, social distancing and separate entrance and exit doors.
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