The much loved and currently homeless Pollock’s Toy Museum is getting a temporary home this Christmas, in the City of London’s Victorian Leadenhall Market.

The miniature museum will showcase some of its collection of antique puppets and toy theatres along with a range of heritage advent calendars, theatres and stocking filler toys for sale in this pop-up gift shop.

Museum entry is free, but donations to save the collection will be welcomed.

(c) Pollock’s Toy Museum

The Pollock’s pop-up will be open from 21st November every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 4pm until Christmas.

The store is at 32-33 Leadenhall Market, next to the Llouds Building entrance to the market.

Elsewhere in the market, a series of choirs will be bringing some seasonal joy to the market throughout the festive period, with performances taking place on Wednesday 22nd Nov, 29th Nov and 6th Dec between 12 – 1pm (with an extended session on 29 November, from 12 – 2pm).


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  1. Lizebeth says:

    I would love to donate to re-home this wonderful miniature but weighty museum, and urge others to do the same.

    Is there a website for donations?

  2. Alan Powers says:

    Thank you Ian and thank you all our other supporters. We still don’t have the home of our dreams for Pollock’s, but it’s wonderful to be at Leadenhall at just the right time of year. We have also just started to occupy unit 49 at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon, on a generous deal from the owners, Westfield. Watch out for more news about this, plus toy theatre performances over the Christmas season

    Alan – Chair of Trustees, Pollock’s Toy Museum Trust

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